Former FMRE President Carlos Levy, XE1YK, SK
Carlos Eduardo Levy, XE1YK, of Mexico City — a well-known radio amateur and academic who served from 2004 until 2008 as president of the Federación Mexicana de Radio Expermentadores (FMRE) — Mexico’s IARU member society — has died. He was 62.
Levy led a successful campaign to unite most of Mexico’s major Amateur Radio clubs behind FMRE. Licensed in 1973, he was a DXpeditioner, activating Revillagigedo in 1973 and 2007 as XF4YK.
“Carlos was a friendly, but strong, leader who tried very hard to improve Amateur Radio in Mexico and the FMRE,” said ARRL Membership and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N. “He was the right guy at the right time for FMRE, and he will be missed.”
Levy was a professor of international communications at the University Nacional Autónoma de México, where he'd worked for 26 years. He held a Ph.D. in political and social sciences and a master’s in international relations, and his academic interests focused on globalization of media, freedom of information, and international politics.
Survivors include his brother Pepe, XE1J, who serves as ARRL’s DXCC card checker in Mexico.