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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX002 (1997)

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Special Bulletin 2  ARLX002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 11, 1997
To all radio amateurs

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Past President Carl L. Smith, W0BWJ, died January 9, 1997. He was 78
and had been in poor health for several years. Services will be held
Sunday, January 12, at 2 PM at Montclair Methodist Church, 12th
Newport, in Denver. Arrangements are being made by Horan-McContahy,
1091 S Colorado Blvd, Denver.

Carl Smith's contributions to the ARRL spanned four decades. He
served as Colorado SCM in 1955-56, Rocky Mountain Division Vice
Director in 1957-58, Director in 1961-70, and was elected Vice
President in 1970. He became Honorary Vice President in 1972 and in
1974 was again elected Vice President, moving up to First Vice
President in 1980 (and also Vice President of IARU). Smith was a
member of the successful IARU WARC-79 team. He was First Vice
President in November 1983 when President Vic Clark, W4KFC, died in
office, and he succeeded Clark as President. He served in that
office until the following March.

As a pilot for Western Airlines, Smith made news in the 1970s when
he safely landed a fully loaded Boeing 707 passenger jet that had a
jammed nose wheel on a foamed runway at Honolulu International
Airport.
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