Passing of Steve Hodell, KA1RCI

The following was received from our Paul N1PSX, our Section Emergency Coordinator:

It is with a sad heart I bring you all news that after a long hard fight,
Steve Hodell KA1RCI has passed. He entered hospice about a week ago, and
passed yesterday evening [ed: Aug 19, 2017]. I will be calling a special net on his network tonight at 8pm for a last call, no round of condolences, just a last call to honor a ham who contributed more than most to the RI amateur radio community.

If you can check in, please do.

If you can get the word out to others that would be great.

Steve will be missed, and of course this will raise the issue to a priority
as to what the RI community can do to keep the repeater network operating,
but that is a question for another day.


Paul Silverzweig

Steve Hodell, KA1RCI, SK