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Lew Reinberg (W2BIE)
Lew was an avid DXer. He was also a mentor to new hams. He was proud of finally working his friend Maarty Laine on Scarbrough Reef last year. It was last the thing he needed for having worked all DXCC entities.
Contributed by: Robert Batchelor (W2OSR)
Licensed as a ham in 1953 and was very active on all bands (hf,vhf,uhf.)He was a very active dxer and well known in the ham communities in New York and his beloved Baltimore.
Retired from the photographic and electronics industry, Lew's last
job was with the Azden Company who at one time made rock-solid ham
radios. Both Lew's wife w2ecr & son n2hok are active amateurs.
I don't think there was a room in Lew's house that wasn't within ear
shot of a ham radio or scanner.
Ed Muro, K2EPM
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio; Public Information
New York City-Long Island
Contributed by: Ed Muro (K2EPM)
Lew was quite a fixture at LIMARC hamfests. My condolences to his wife Elaine, son Steven and close friends in the amateur community...
I could never forget his call, my brother was WN2BIE.
Contributed by: Dennis (KB2VUQ)
Lew was a special guy. He will be greatly missed. He was the "ham's ham". Lew had great love for his family and always spoke of his new grandchildren. His son Steven (N2hok) I'm sure will miss him terribly as will I.
Lew loved ham radio for what it provided for the community and also how it provided friendship. He was a long time member of our club (LIMARC) here on Long Island. I consider him like our "mayor". Lew would always take a table at our hamfest even though sometimes he had nothing to sell. He would use the table as his un-official meeting place and everyone came over to his table to rag chew and talk about the old days or the deals of the day at the hamfest. He always knew what was going on with all the tables and all the items for sale. If you were going to buy something people would come over to see if Lew thought it was a good deal or just to get his approval. That's what a ham radio "mayor" would do!! (hi hi)
Lew also had a deep love for his original home town of Baltimore. Although he was a big Raven's fan and loved his Orioles I am glad I was able to "convert" him to a great Yankee fan. Lew and I were able to watch the games together via radio all summer for the past 6 or 7 years. He knew I was watching the game in my shack and would yell into the mike over the repeater, "hey did you see that homer??..or "did you see that play??"..."he was out!!!"...it was great watching the game with someone every evening although he was never in the room. It was wonderful that ham radio was able to provide that and it brought great joy to Lew and myself over the past few years.
This upcoming baseball season just won't be the same.
He will be greatly missed.
73 to all.
Contributed by: (WB2YMC)
It saddened me to learn about the passing of Lew Reinberg(W2BIE).Lew was a real mensch.He was dedicated to amateur radio.I remember first meeting Lew when he worked at Barry Radio in Manhattan in New York City.
I looked forward to seeing him when he was able to go to Dayton and represent the Azden Radio company.Lew was also dedicated to the Limarc Amateur Radio Club and was for many years a member of the Board of the club.
He was often the moderator of the monday evening net of the club news and was very active in club events especially the club's hamfests.I recently saw him ,his wife and son at the Limarc hamfest in february.
I know that a lot of people,including myself, will miss Lew on the Limarc repeater,at club meetings, as well as on the hf bands.
My sincerest condolences to his wife,W2CER,his son N2HOK and to the rest of his family.
Alan C. Brennglass-K2ACB
Contributed by: Alan C. Brennglass (K2ACB)
I first met Lew in May 1987 when I was studying for my novice license exam. Lew was immensely helpful to me in my amateur radio career. Besides, that he was my best friend for over two decades and we spoke several times a day spotting dx and other activities. I miss him very much already.
Aaron - WC2C
Contributed by: Aaron Broges (WC2C)
Lew was a true gentleman on the air...........he would always add a "good afternoon", or "good evening" when he signed. I will miss our qso's on simplex....
Rest well Lew...........
Contributed by: Dave Kocivar (N2APG)
An avid DX'er, a long time member of LIMARC, and he was a good friend to many people all over the world for many years, in a family of hams, including his wife, his son and his daughter.
Contributed by: Joel Resnick (K2JHR)
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