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Ron Hebbard
« on: August 16, 2014, 01:36:31 pm »

Many in these forums may have come to know long time member and contributor Ron Hebbard.  Recently, Ron has had a stroke and it has compromised his mobility and his vision to the point that he cannot use a computer.  He is recovering in hospital, but it will be a long time before he can post again, if ever.

Ron has asked me to say goodbye for him to the many friends he has made here, especially Gene Pink, and to thank the moderators:  Mac Kerr, Doug Fowler and Mike Sokol for making these forums possible.

Ron's sig was always the same:  Ron Hebbard  Toodleoo!
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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2014, 01:57:58 pm »

Many in these forums may have come to know long time member and contributor Ron Hebbard.  Recently, Ron has had a stroke and it has compromised his mobility and his vision to the point that he cannot use a computer.  He is recovering in hospital, but it will be a long time before he can post again, if ever.

Ron has asked me to say goodbye for him to the many friends he has made here, especially Gene Pink, and to thank the moderators:  Mac Kerr, Doug Fowler and Mike Sokol for making these forums possible.

Ron's sig was always the same:  Ron Hebbard  Toodleoo!

Wow.  Thanks for your contributions and I hope recovery is effective and speedy.  We'll miss you, Ron.
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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2014, 02:15:23 pm »

Many in these forums may have come to know long time member and contributor Ron Hebbard.  Recently, Ron has had a stroke and it has compromised his mobility and his vision to the point that he cannot use a computer.  He is recovering in hospital, but it will be a long time before he can post again, if ever.

Ron has asked me to say goodbye for him to the many friends he has made here, especially Gene Pink, and to thank the moderators:  Mac Kerr, Doug Fowler and Mike Sokol for making these forums possible.

Ron's sig was always the same:  Ron Hebbard  Toodleoo!


Wow, sorry to hear this. Ron has been a long time contributor.

Get well Ron!

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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2014, 02:23:21 pm »

Many in these forums may have come to know long time member and contributor Ron Hebbard.  Recently, Ron has had a stroke and it has compromised his mobility and his vision to the point that he cannot use a computer.  He is recovering in hospital, but it will be a long time before he can post again, if ever.

Ron has asked me to say goodbye for him to the many friends he has made here, especially Gene Pink, and to thank the moderators:  Mac Kerr, Doug Fowler and Mike Sokol for making these forums possible.

Ron's sig was always the same:  Ron Hebbard  Toodleoo!

I'm sorry to hear that news. Ron has been a valued contributor for a long time. I hope he has a full recovery and can rejoin the community.

Get well Ron!

Mac
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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2014, 02:29:30 pm »

Many in these forums may have come to know long time member and contributor Ron Hebbard.  Recently, Ron has had a stroke and it has compromised his mobility and his vision to the point that he cannot use a computer.  He is recovering in hospital, but it will be a long time before he can post again, if ever.

Ron has asked me to say goodbye for him to the many friends he has made here, especially Gene Pink, and to thank the moderators:  Mac Kerr, Doug Fowler and Mike Sokol for making these forums possible.

Ron's sig was always the same:  Ron Hebbard  Toodleoo!

Wow. Hope he gets well soon. I'll put him on my prayer list.

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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2014, 02:56:49 pm »

Many in these forums may have come to know long time member and contributor Ron Hebbard.  Recently, Ron has had a stroke and it has compromised his mobility and his vision to the point that he cannot use a computer.  He is recovering in hospital, but it will be a long time before he can post again, if ever.

Ron has asked me to say goodbye for him to the many friends he has made here, especially Gene Pink, and to thank the moderators:  Mac Kerr, Doug Fowler and Mike Sokol for making these forums possible.

Ron's sig was always the same:  Ron Hebbard  Toodleoo!

Wow I am sorry to hear that, I hope for the best outcome possible.
If they caught it soon enough or if things go well, he still may recover completely.
Best,
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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2014, 03:54:16 pm »

Wow, sad news, indeed...

I remember Ron from way back. Lots of great knowledge, ideas, and general great contributions to the forum. Hoping that the stroke isn't too debilitating and he can resume as normal a life as possible.

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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2014, 12:06:28 am »

Oh my, sad news.  I knew of Mr. Hubbard mostly from another forum, ControlBooth.com where he was a valued contributor.  I have posted a link there to this post so his CB friends are aware of the situation.  May his recovery be swift.
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2014, 07:27:35 am »

Ron is good people. I wish him the best possible outcome.

JR
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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2014, 07:41:16 am »

Many in these forums may have come to know long time member and contributor Ron Hebbard.  Recently, Ron has had a stroke and it has compromised his mobility and his vision to the point that he cannot use a computer.  He is recovering in hospital, but it will be a long time before he can post again, if ever.

Ron has asked me to say goodbye for him to the many friends he has made here, especially Gene Pink, and to thank the moderators:  Mac Kerr, Doug Fowler and Mike Sokol for making these forums possible.

Ron's sig was always the same:  Ron Hebbard  Toodleoo!

Ron, you are on my prayer list. 
I am hoping that you have a rapid and as complete a recovery as possible.

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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2014, 01:52:38 pm »

Sad news.  Get well!
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2014, 04:33:32 am »

Many in these forums may have come to know long time member and contributor Ron Hebbard.  Recently, Ron has had a stroke and it has compromised his mobility and his vision to the point that he cannot use a computer.  He is recovering in hospital, but it will be a long time before he can post again, if ever.

Ron has asked me to say goodbye for him to the many friends he has made here, especially Gene Pink, and to thank the moderators:  Mac Kerr, Doug Fowler and Mike Sokol for making these forums possible.

Ron's sig was always the same:  Ron Hebbard  Toodleoo!

I just ran across this thread, sad news indeed. I will miss his insight into many subjects. Does anyone know how Ron is doing? Please give him my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

And tell him I said " What happened, your brain power lose the neutral"?

Gene Pink

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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2014, 04:02:38 am »

Mr. Pink!  GREAT to be reading you again!!
I can walk and talk but my vision is VERY poor.
Reading is tough and slow, typing is tedious, driving is no longer in my future but I survived 74 consecutive days of hospital food.
I'll never forget your excellent explanation of terminations on balanced lines and minimizing reflections.  Your illustration using ping-pong balls was brilliant and readily understandable, so good a reprint is in order.

Your comment about my brain losing its neutral was timely and appreciated.  I suffered my stroke Sunday morning July 20th/14.  One week previous, SundayJuly 13th/14, I awoke to find we'd lost one leg of our incoming electrical service.  Our power arrives via underground direct burial wiring which had developed a fault in a long buried underground junction box.  Losing half our service was annoying but not as bad as if we'd lost our neutral.

Good to be reading you Gene and thanks for your, and everyone's, post(s).

Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard

I just ran across this thread, sad news indeed. I will miss his insight into many subjects. Does anyone know how Ron is doing? Please give him my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

And tell him I said " What happened, your brain power lose the neutral"?

Gene Pink
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2014, 09:54:27 am »

Good to hear from you....

Good luck.

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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2014, 11:29:57 am »

We never met but I have enjoyed reading your posts and am happy to see you are getting better. I hope you continue to improve, and wish you the best of health in the future.
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« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2014, 08:55:48 pm »

Thank you John for your flattering posts.

Less than a year ago I gave away a mint-condition Loftech TS-1 I purchased back in 1983 and an accompanying Ward Beck Systems portable extended range VU meter.  I'm no longer alligning Otari's and they've both moved on to an appreciative home.  Your little TS-1 served me well for three decades.

Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard

Good to hear from you....

Good luck.

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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2014, 09:28:01 pm »

Welcome back, Ron!  Good to hear that you're improving and able to communicate again.

Best wishes for your continued recovery.
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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2014, 08:47:31 pm »

Great to see you're back to the forum. You're in my families prayers Ron. Keep chugging on.
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« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2014, 05:47:52 am »

Great to see you are for the most part OK, as I (we) had feared the worst.

> I can walk and talk but my vision is VERY poor.

As long as you can see orange tape on a feed to a breaker panel. ;-)

> Reading is tough and slow, typing is tedious, driving is no longer in my future but I survived 74 consecutive days of hospital food.

Not sure which one of these is worst, I bet the food wasn't all that bad in comparison.

> I'll never forget your excellent explanation of terminations on balanced lines and minimizing reflections.  Your illustration using ping-pong balls was brilliant and readily understandable, so good a reprint is in order.

Where? I'd like to read it myself, as I don't remember it. I was probably drunk when I wrote it.

> Your comment about my brain losing its neutral was timely and appreciated. 

I figured you would see the humor in that, and get it. Glad you did.

> ...I awoke to find we'd lost one leg of our incoming electrical service. 

That happened when I was about nine during a storm, so Dad turned off the main 100A "push-matic" breaker (remember those?), put a jumper across it, and turned it back on, and waited. About 10 seconds later, POP. He removed the jumper, turned it back on, and we had both legs hot. He had spot-welded the bad connection, wherever it was. Lasted for years.

Ron, if you would like to continue this off-board, and I hope you do, please feel to email or PM, my email hasn't changed since my website was originally hosted on a server somewhere in Pangea. We both remember those days. Do you remember the time you threw your favorite mammoth bone club at that brontosaurus so that I could get away?

I owe you one for that, I know how much you really liked that club, that you personally handcrafted with a flint rock. Nice ornamentation you carved on it, as I recall. Did you ever find it?


Yeah..., we go back.

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« Reply #19 on: November 30, 2014, 04:28:30 am »

Hi Ron,

Glad your doing well and glad to see you here!

Have a happy and safe holiday season.
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Re: Ron Hebbard
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2014, 11:49:38 pm »

Ron, I'm thrilled to see you up and around and communicating. I don't get in here much since I'm doing something else, but I'm glad I decided to look in. I hope your health continues to improve!

Gene, it's great to see you around, too. Hope you are well as ever. Take care...

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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2015, 03:49:59 am »

So today, I'm trying to wake up, drinking my morning cup of coffee. At 3PM.

The phone rings with some unknown wacky area code, I answer with belligerence, ready to call yet another telemarketer's parentage into question, and to do my best to make sure this SOB has a really bad day, to the point where he goes home and puts a .38 in his mouth. Don't judge me, this is what I do. Fucking thieves, stealing my time and using my phone service for their marketing without my permission, this is theft of service.

But this guy uses my real name and then tells me his; Ron Hebbard.

Oops. Holy shit.

We had a nice 45 minute chat about anything and everything. He is doing well, his vision is improving a bit.

Other than the weird blindness he has (from his description I'm guessing it is like looking at things through a telescope when you are way too close), he seems in good health. I really enjoyed hearing from him, and figured I'd share this here.

Note:
If you
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And keep
it short.

Not a joke, that's the way his vision is now. But it is improving.

He also mentioned that he has got a shitload of emails  from people here, but it takes him a lot of effort to read them, let alone respond. That's why he called me instead of replying to my last email to him.

Best wishes, Ron.

Gene Pink



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« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2015, 07:54:30 am »

Wonderful, pass along the good words to Ron from my family and I with hopes he continues to become more healthy with each passing day.

And thanks for the update Gene.
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