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Suicide stuns engineering community

Original post made on Jun 11, 2008

Frank Bauregger had a Ph.D. from Stanford, owned a Ford Mustang that could cover the quarter mile in 11 seconds, and was regarded by his engineering colleagues as "technically brilliant."

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Posted by Robert (Bob) Curry
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on Jun 11, 2008 at 5:33 pm

Frank, we will miss you! -I met Frank Bauregger thru "Ham Radio" when he was known as "KV3H" and stationed in the Washington, DC area. I often assisted him with ham radio projects, giving him a 6 meter converter I built, and took him to a couple "Hamfests" (Electronics fleamarkets). He seemed like a great guy, and had a very good electronics/technical aptitude, and it did not surprise me that he did so well in his studies! I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn of his demise, I was not aware of any problems that might have led to this, and can only hope that things will be better for him in the everafter. Frank buddy, why didn't you call, and see if there might have been another solution, to whatever the problem was? It hurts me, knowing that such a brilliant mind/person has been lost! Best of 73's to you, you are gone, but never forgotten.-Robert M.Curry

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Posted by joe/9h1vw
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on Jun 12, 2008 at 4:27 am

i im sorry for you all 9h1vw

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Posted by Sherman
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on Jun 19, 2008 at 11:44 am

Frank was a humble and good person as well as a bright scientist (and exceptional antenna guru). I am sorry to hear about his passing. We will miss him dearly. Frank's Ph.D. work reflects his interest in both antennas and benefiting society. He developed a novel antenna that allows GPS to be used more robustly for landing aircraft.

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Posted by Chad Jennings
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on Jun 19, 2008 at 11:20 pm

Frank was known as "Frankie Numbas" (slang for Frankie Numbers) to a group of his friends stretching from San Francisco to San Diego. He earned the name at a construction site because he was the only one who could quickly add and subtract fractions in his head. We were all blown away by his ability.

He told me once, "I don't feel like I'm cool enough to have a nickname." That was the thing about Frankie, he was cooler than he knew, and I think, he was loved by more people than he knew.

Goodbye Frankie. You touched a lot of folks here. For the San Diego/Big Sur Crew we'll miss you.

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Posted by mike lauria
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on Mar 22, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Frank and I grew up in the same neighborhood, just outside of Erie PA. We were close friends as kids, but lost touch before high school... I'm not sure why; perhaps he moved away from the neighborhood. I remember his ham radio setup well, and one of my fondest childhood memories is of a day in the woods with Frank and another friend of ours, building a fort. Thanks mostly to Frank's guidance we ended up with a very well constructed cabin, with bunks built into the wall. We lined the bunks with leaves... including poison Ivy. We suffered for our mistake. We also smoked cigarettes and cursed like drunken sailors... those were the days.
I'm amazed at Franks accomplishments, and deeply saddened by the news of his passing.

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Posted by Kenneth Richardson
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on May 15, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Frank and I shared an apartment during our senior year at Penn State. We met a year earlier in the Amateur Radio Club, but I had lost contact with him after graduation. I am sad to hear this news some 5 years later. You will be missed. Ken

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