Farewell, Rooster


Many of you have gotten to know Rooster and Peanut, through the videos by Steve WG0AT, the Alpha Goat. Some of you have been fortunate enough to meet the goats in person, which is always a real treat. I blogged about Steve and his goats a number of times, see this posting that highlights one of Steve’s videos.

Today we received the sad news that Rooster has died, a Silent Key in ham radio jargon.

Rooster and Peanut, the most famous SOTA Goats in the entire world

Rooster and Peanut, the most famous SOTA Goats in the entire world

Steve sent this message:

It’s with deep sorrow I have to make this announcement …”Rooster” goat died suddenly last night of unknown causes …his trail buddies will soon be scattering Rooster’s ashes on many SOTA peaks throughout western NA

Rooster, we sure are going to miss you!

73, Bob K0NR

  1. #1 by Randy K7AGE on 7 November 2013 - 10:39 am

    Steve, I am so sorry to hear this. So sad. He will be missing by his followers all over the world.

  2. #2 by Dennis VE9AAE on 8 November 2013 - 7:58 pm

    This is very sad news, I very much enjoyed watching Rooster and Peanut leading Steve on his SOTA exploits.

  3. #3 by Curt WA2JSG on 31 December 2013 - 8:48 pm

    Steve, just heard the bad new on a post on Facebook. Really sorry to hear the news. Rooster & Peanut both had a huge following in Hamdom. Rooster will be missed.

  4. #4 by Curt on 1 January 2014 - 10:34 am

    Indeed sad..what a personality. Best wishes to Steve as he deals with this loss.

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