[amsat-bb] Re: Ben Stevenson, W2BXA (SK)

Dee morsesat at optonline.net
Sun May 8 07:49:13 PDT 2011

Sorry about your friend.  I don't believe I have ever met him.  I'm sure
that he has seen me at one of the local hamfests but I speak to so many
people passionate about satellites.  This end of the hobby is unique and we
miss anyone who has been a satellite brother. We miss you in NJ Too...
Thanks for the info.
Dee, NB2F

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Subject: [amsat-bb] Ben Stevenson, W2BXA (SK)

Sadly, ARRL reports that Ben Stevenson, W2BXA, has passed away.  He  was 97
and active on the air almost until the end.  See
In addition to the many achievements listed in the article, Ben and I made
the first-ever two-way contact by satellite-to-satellite relay in any radio
service, using AO-7 and AO-6 in 1975.
Ben was a good friend for nearly 40 years.  I'll miss him.
73 Ray W2RS
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