It is with much grief and sadness that we must report that Sam Baldwin, N5SRB, died suddenly on the evening of Saturday, December 30th, 2017. Sam had countless friends in the amateur radio community whom he talked with on a regular basis. He was much loved by us in The CAUHF Group and the ARLinks System. Sam, held the position of Vice President of The CAUHF Group and previously held a Board Position for two years. He was excited about serving another year as Vice President in 2018. Sam often served as a net control operator on the ARLinks System and also on various other HF nets in this part of the U.S., including the Awful Awful Ugly HF Net. But Sam was not ugly; he was a big, handsome fellow with a remarkable and resounding radio voice that was familiar to hundreds of amateur radio operators. He had a big stature, big voice and a big heart. He will be greatly missed!