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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX005 (2012)

ARLX005 Former ARRL Vice Director Jim Mozley, W2BCH (SK)

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Special Bulletin 5  ARLX005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 17, 2012
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX005 Former ARRL Vice Director Jim Mozley, W2BCH (SK)

James M. Mozley, W2BCH, who served as Vice Director of the ARRL
Atlantic Division from 1986-89, died May 13 at age 89 at the
Veterans Administration Hospital in Syracuse, New York. A long-time
resident of Camillus, New York, Jim was active in the ARRL Western
New York Section as an Assistant Section Manager and as an Official
Emergency Station. He also served as an Official Observer from 1991
through 2004.

In addition, Mozley served as the Section Emergency Coordinator,
Western New York section, when Bill Thompson, W2MTA, became the
Section Communications Manager in 1980.

Jim was a nuclear engineer who last worked at University Hospital,
Syracuse University. He was among the contingent of nuclear
scientists who traveled to the Soviet Union to review their nuclear
facilities, including the one in Chernobyl before the disaster in

A Field Artillery Lieutenant, Jim served in World War II in Europe.
He leaves his wife Betty and daughter Mary M. Robert, KB0MYX.

Atlantic Division Assistant Director Vivian Douglas, WA2PUU, who was
a close friend of Jim's, told the ARRL: "Jim worked with me [in
various volunteer capacities] since we became ham friends 38 years
ago. He never said 'no' when called -- regardless of weather or
conditions. He was proud of being a part of ham radio and the ARRL."