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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX001 (1998)

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ARLX001 AMSAT News Service editor BJ Arts, WT0N, SK

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Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  February 10, 1998
To all radio amateurs

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ARLX001 AMSAT News Service editor BJ Arts, WT0N, SK

AMSAT News Service Bulletin Editor Bernard J. ''BJ'' Arts, WT0N, of
Hibbing, Minnesota, died unexpectedly on February 9, 1998.  He was
37.

Arts took over the handling of the weekly AMSAT a couple of years
ago, according to AMSAT-NA President Bill Tynan, W3XO.

Tynan expressed shock at Arts' untimely passing.  ''He certainly was
a big help to AMSAT,'' he said.  ''He will be missed by all of his
friends around the world.''

According to fellow club member Gregg Mihelich, AA0DX, Arts was
hospitalized after complaining of flu-like symptoms and died a short
time later.

Arts was an active VHFer and satellite op.  A broadcaster, he had
been employed at WDIO-TV in Duluth, Minnesota, and at KSTP-TV in
Minneapolis, where he'd won an Emmy Award.  He also worked as an
announcer on WMFG radio in Hibbing.

BJ Arts was a life member of the ARRL and was president of the
Midrange Amateur Radio Club.  He also was an Assistant Emergency
Coordinator in Northern St Louis County and a Skywarn volunteer.  He
was also active in Army MARS as AAR5EL.

Survivors include his mother an a sister.  Services will be 11 AM
February 11 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing.
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