Wednesday, November 23, 2011

W2ML Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from CQ

Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML; CQ Contributing Editor
Gordon West, WB6NOA, and CQ Advertising
Manager Chip Margelli, K7JA, at the  Pacificon
banquet in October, where CQ presented
Mendelsohn with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

CQ magazine honored Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML, with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Pacificon hamfest in October. Mendelsohn, who is fighting pancreatic cancer, has been Communications Director of the New York City Marathon for more than 25 years and served the ARRL as First Vice President and as Hudson Division Director and Vice Director. He was also a leader in repeater coordination in the 1970s and 80s. Professionally, as an audio engineer at CBS and then ABC, Steve was press pool broadcast engineer for four presidents during foreign trips, and more recently in charge of all radio communications at Giants Stadium in New Jersey during New York Jets home games. CQ Ad Manager Chip Margelli, K7JA, presented Mendelsohn with a plaque during the Pacificon banquet.