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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB013 (2003)

ARLB013 Pacific Division Director Jim Maxwell, W6CF, SK

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 13  ARLB013
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  February 7, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB013 Pacific Division Director Jim Maxwell, W6CF, SK

Pacific Division Director Jim Maxwell, W6CF, died February 6 at his
home in Redwood Estates, California. He was 69 years old.

Pacific Division Vice Director Bob Vallio, W6RGG, takes over
immediately as Director; ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, will
appoint a new Vice Director. Maxwell, a Life Member of the League,
also previously served as Pacific Division Vice Director and Santa
Clara Valley Section Manager.

"Jim Maxwell was a gentle giant of a man," Haynie said. "He was one
of the best assets Amateur Radio could have in a leadership

David Sumner, K1ZZ, ARRL Chief Executive Officer said, "Jim Maxwell
was one of the most brilliant people I have ever had the privilege
to know. He was also one of the most unselfish and one of the most

Maxwell was an avid DXer and contester. He served as an ARRL
Emergency Coordinator from 1991 to 1999 and he was a member of the
ARRL DX Advisory Committee from 1988 through 1994. Maxwell
previously held the call W6CUF.

His interest in radio and electronics history was well known,
extensively collecting amateur radio documents and memorabilia.
Professionally, Maxwell held doctoral degrees in aeronautical
engineering and biomechanics.

He retired from the Lockheed Missiles and Space Corporation as a
technical consultant in 1992 and from Scitor Corporation in 1998.