Hurricane Watch Net, Maritime Mobile Service Network Stalwart David Lefavour, W7GOX, SK
A veteran of the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN) and the Maritime Mobile Service Network (MMSN), Capt David Lefavour, W7GOX, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, died on February 8. He was 82. Lefavour served for more than 28 years in the US Navy as a fighter pilot and later worked in law enforcement.
“Dave was one of few I’ve met who had a very calming and reassuring voice during any emergency situation,” HWN Net Manager Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, said.
An ARRL member, he was a member of the HWN for more than 20 years, serving as the net manager from 2006 until 2009 and receiving manager emeritus status in 2013. He also was a net controller for a similar tenure for the MMSN.
Lefavour will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.