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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX014 (2013)

ARLX014 Former FMRE President Carlos Levy, XE1YK (SK)

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 14  ARLX014
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 5, 2013
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX014 Former FMRE President Carlos Levy, XE1YK (SK)

Carlos Eduardo Levy, XE1YK, of Mexico City - a well-known radio
amateur and academic who served from 2004 until 2008 as president of
the Federación Mexicana de Radio Expermentadores (FMRE) - Mexico's
IARU member society - has died. He was 62.

Levy led a successful campaign to unite most of Mexico's major
Amateur Radio clubs behind FMRE. Licensed in 1973, he was a
DXpeditioner, activating Revillagigedo in 1973 and 2007 as XF4YK.

"Carlos was a friendly, but strong, leader who tried very hard to
improve Amateur Radio in Mexico and the FMRE," said ARRL Membership
and Volunteer Programs Manager Dave Patton, NN1N. "He was the right
guy at the right time for FMRE, and he will be missed."

Levy was a professor of international communications at the
University Nacional Autónoma de México, where he'd worked for 26
years. He held a Ph.D. in political and social sciences and a
master's in international relations, and his academic interests
focused on globalization of media, freedom of information, and
international politics.

Survivors include his brother Pepe, XE1J, who serves as ARRL's DXCC
card checker in Mexico.