Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML, SK

Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML (left) - seen here receiving
a Lifetime Achievement Award from CQ at last year's
Pacificon, became a Silent Key in May. Pictured with
Steve are CQ Contributing Editor-at-Large Gordon West,
WB6NOA (center), and CQ Advertising Manager Chip
Margelli, K7JA (right).

Newly-inducted CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame member Steve Mendelsohn, W2ML, became a Silent Key on May 23 after a long fight against pancreatic cancer. He was 67. Best-known as longtime Communications Director of the New York City Marathon, the New York Times published a lengthy news story on his passing and his work with the Marathon. Mendelsohn was also very active with the ARRL, serving as a Vice Director, Director and First Vice President, as well as several local radio clubs in his home state of New Jersey. A broadcast engineer who worked for both CBS and ABC, he was also game-day frequency coordinator for the New York Jets football team. For more on Steve, see "Zero Bias" and the CQ Hall of Fame announcement in the July issue of CQ.