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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Sun 06, 2019 11:40 am 
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I never met Leigh, but in the short time I've been a member of this community - I felt (like many here) that I still knew him. As others have said - I have benefited tremendously from reading his posts. Sad news

Thoughts and prayers...

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Sun 06, 2019 1:52 pm 
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Dan, that's a great idea! His work should live on.

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Sun 06, 2019 3:45 pm 
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Leigh's website http://atwaterkent.info/
will always be available to future generations at one click of a mouse.
at→ https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://atwaterkent.info/

Selecting a year and then one of the blue highlighted dots on the calendar will display the site as it appeared on that date.

These archived pages from 2003 to 2019 were saved at Leigh's request, and contrary to what has been mentioned, all pdf / documents and images can be downloaded.


Hosting another man's work without his express permission, or that of his executor/executrix does not sit well with me.

Leigh may have made provisions for the live version of atwaterkent.info


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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Sun 06, 2019 4:00 pm 
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Obviously I would contact the family first and find out their plans for the site going forward. As you posted, Leigh may have made provisions for it to continue and that would be great.

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Sun 06, 2019 4:10 pm 
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atwaterkent1 wrote:
Obviously I would contact the family first and find out their plans for the site going forward. As you posted, Leigh may have made provisions for it to continue and that would be great.

His wife's contact info is posted above, in the first post I think.


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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Sun 06, 2019 4:15 pm 
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Build a tribute page on your website with a link to Leigh's archived documents.
They will be there when we all are gone.

You are a good man, Dan.
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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Sun 06, 2019 4:20 pm 
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Great idea Gregg.

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Sun 06, 2019 5:55 pm 
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Build a tribute page on your website with a link to Leigh's archived documents.
They will be there when we all are gone.

You are a good man, Dan.
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Great idea. I am sure that his family would see at as a tribute to his life and work. Fitting memorial.

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Sun 06, 2019 10:15 pm 
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this is terrible sad news. I guess it was all sudden ?

for those who have posed questions about the legalities of his website and documents, there is the "legal" link that Leigh provided towards the bottom left.

it looks to me like it is all copyrighted "under" his call sign.

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Mon 07, 2019 3:17 pm 
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Copyrighted under his callsign is odd. Once his license expires, the FCC will open the call for reassignment in two years. Same if they are notified that he is a now a silent key... the call will become available within two years unless a family member desires it.

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Mon 07, 2019 3:53 pm 
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I just saw this, sad to see him gone. He devoted many hours here to help everyone who needed his knowledge. His redrawn schematics for AK were very good.


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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Mon 07, 2019 10:28 pm 
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Very very sad to hear this news.
My condolences to his family... RIP

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Mon 07, 2019 10:37 pm 
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egg wrote:
Leigh's website http://atwaterkent.info/
will always be available to future generations at one click of a mouse.
at→ https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://atwaterkent.info/

Selecting a year and then one of the blue highlighted dots on the calendar will display the site as it appeared on that date.

These archived pages from 2003 to 2019 were saved at Leigh's request, and contrary to what has been mentioned, all pdf / documents and images can be downloaded.


Hosting another man's work without his express permission, or that of his executor/executrix does not sit well with me.

Leigh may have made provisions for the live version of atwaterkent.info


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Move it all to Radiomuseum, which is supported by a foundation. Assuming that the Internet archive will always be around is questionable, as it could go away at any time, or they could decide to become more selective.

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Oct Mon 07, 2019 11:13 pm 
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Perhaps that could be suggested to his family if there isn't already a plan to deal with the site.

Perhaps even someone could continue on with what he did and maybe expand it to other manufacturers and models from that time frame.


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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Nov Sun 17, 2019 2:18 pm 
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Just now seeing this. I learned so much from his postings!
RIP.

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Nov Sun 17, 2019 2:58 pm 
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Incredible knowledgeable man. I used his info often on restoring my AtwaterKent. I found this obituary, hope that it doesn't violate any rules by posting.
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DANVERS — Former Danvers resident Norton Leigh Bassett Jr. of Laurel, Md., passed away Saturday (Sept. 28, 2019) in Columbia, Md.
He was born April 15, 1946, to Norton Leigh Bassett Sr. and Louise Reiser Bassett. He attended Danvers grade schools and graduated from University High School, Normal, in 1964. In 1967, he married Sue Remsburg of Normal. She survives.

A ham radio operator since his early teens, Leigh's call sign when he lived in Illinois was WA9DQX.

After graduating from high school, Leigh joined the Army Security Agency and trained as a linguist. He was assigned to Fort Meade, Md., for the remainder of his Army career. He then worked as a hardware and software consulting engineer for many years, completing numerous government and civilian projects, including the shipboard communications system for the (now decommissioned) USS John F. Kennedy and the guidance system for the first successful Pegasus rocket launch.

In addition to ham radio, Leigh was interested in photography, computers and electronics, antique radios, stamp collecting, archaeology, languages and Mayan calendrical calculations.

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Nov Sun 17, 2019 3:38 pm 
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I am surprised the obituary didn't mention machining as a hobby. Leigh had a good knowledge of it and was the moderator in the metrology section of the Practical Machinist forum which is where the professional machinists hang out.

https://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/m ... ed-369719/


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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Nov Sun 17, 2019 11:38 pm 
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Many years ago..
Leigh initially rubbed against me the wrong way ...claiming I was destroying America by buying Chinese parts and then he'd also attack every little detail of anything posted.

Then one day I wrote him a note ....telling him how much I admired his vast knowledge and that I'd much rather be his friend and learn from all he has to offer, rather than to be at odds and keep pissing on each other's boots.

We immediately became good friends with mutual respect.... and it stayed that way.

He also loved my photo-work of romantic art on my photo-art website.
He soon custom ordered three large pieces.
I'm very glad he had all those years to enjoy them.

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Nov Mon 18, 2019 4:19 am 
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Peter Bertini wrote:
egg wrote:
Build a tribute page on your website with a link to Leigh's archived documents.
They will be there when we all are gone.

You are a good man, Dan.
Greg.



Great idea. I am sure that his family would see at as a tribute to his life and work. Fitting memorial.


Done!!

https://roaringtwentiesantiqueradiomuse ... ssett-wing

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 Post subject: Re: Leigh Bassett RIP
PostPosted: Nov Mon 18, 2019 11:03 am 
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Looks good Dan.


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