N6SL - May 31, 2016
Benjamin J. 'Ben' Russell
Ocala, FL

QCWA # 30883
Chapters 62 & 221
N6SL - Benjamin J. 'Ben' Russell

From: orlandosentinel.com
BENJAMIN RUSSELL, 82, Ocala, died Tuesday. Baldwin Brothers Cremation Society, Lady Lake.
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Very sorry to hear this. I had just worked him during the Military to Amateur Crossband test of May 14, where I was at USS LST325 on Military freqs and he was on the ham band. He was also instrumental with SOWP (Society of Wireless Pioneers, NØUF) and it's nets. A real pioneer...

Perry - w8au
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It is with great sadness that I want to report that Ben Russell, N6SL, became a silent key this morning.

He had been under hospice care since Sunday. The good news is that both of the kids were there, including the daughter from England.

There will be a memorial service on Monday, June 6, at 2:00 PM at Grace Episcopal Church in downtown Ocala.

Ben had been very active in QCWA, serving as NCS on the Wednesday evening national CW net, until his recent bout with cancer started. He had been involved with QCWA both on the national level and local level. I can not begin to list all of the things he has done. He will be missed.

If you need more info, please give me a call or e-mail.

tnx es 73,
Ken, W8EK
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The Face behind the Fist: QCWA CW NCS - Ben Russel N6SL - Wednesday at 2359Z on 7.035 MHz - Photo by Dave Johnson/AD5MH

My first amateur license was issued in 1946. First operation was Maritime Mobile from the SS Flying Arrow/ANLV when 10 meter MM operation was authorized. In 1951 moved to California and was issued the call W6NYB and when the EXTRA class was established received the present call. N6SL. Operation is mainly CW with some digital and SSB tossed in.