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Robert Bennett (W3WCQ)
December 11, 2003
It was a sad moment on the Baltimore Traffic net when word came of Bob's passing.
Bob was a ham's ham. Although he was by profession an eletrical engineer he was always patient with the newcomer wanting to learn.
Bob was President of his radio club, the Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society. He was prominent in many public service activities, especially walkathons and bikeathons for the MS Society. He was the NCS of the local amateur TV net and half of the technical team called "The Answer Men", a weekly net on the 147.03 mhz repeater.
Bob was ready to help other clubs in the Baltimore Area with their public service projects as well. At the 2003 Maryland ARRL Convention Banquet he received the Amateur of the Year Award.
In my personal dealings with Bob I found him to always be helpful and instructive.
His passing is a loss to all of us in the Baltimore Amateur Radio community.
Seven-three and Rest In Peace, Bob.
Contributed by: AC3P (AC3P)
I'm a new ham licensed only in march of '03. Bob was one of the first 20 or so hams I talked to on 2 meter. He was very supportive, while he suggested I learn the code he never forced it on me. When he noticed that I seemed apprehensive about learning the code, he suggested weak signal VHF and above. I eventually learned the code and got my generals. When I began my schools ham club he was very supportive and set me up with some people who could help me. I actually got to talk to him at the BRATS hamfest when I got my generals. He was one oof the nicest people I have ever met.
Contributed by: Ian Riden (KB3JJY)
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