W2ML – CQ Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to Steve Mendelsohn W2ML on being inducted into the CQ Hall of Fame. Steve is the current Bergen Amateur Radio Association club President. Steve has been the Communications Director for the NYC Marathon since 1976 and recruits hundreds of hams each year to line the marathon route and provide communications. He’s also been theĀ former ARRL First Vice President, Director.

Steve’s enthusiasm for the hobby as a whole and his love of contesting make him a pleasure to be around, speak with and learn from.

Thank you Steve for everything you’ve done for the hobby, for our club and for me personally.


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  1. It is with deep sadness that I report W2ML is now SK as of 0600 23 May 2012.
    He passed away at home with his wife at his side after an 18 month heroic battle with pancreatic cancer.

    I had the privilege of working with Steve on many a New York City Marathon, the last being November 2011 wherein he struggled as Communications Director (and successfully executed) one of his life’s loves. “Consummate professionalism” does not even begin to tell Steve’s life story.
    I will sorely miss him. The Amateur Radio Community has a hole in its heart from his absence.

    Anthony La Macchia

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