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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX007 (2018)

ARLX007 Former Orange Section Manager, Veteran ARRL Volunteer Sandi
Heyn, WA6WZN (SK)

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Special Bulletin 7  ARLX007
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 1, 2018
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX007 Former Orange Section Manager, Veteran ARRL Volunteer Sandi
Heyn, WA6WZN (SK)

Well-known ARRL stalwart and former Orange Section Manager Sandra
Mae "Sandi" Heyn, WA6WZN, of Costa Mesa, California, died on April
28 after a lengthy illness. An ARRL Life Member, she was 75. Sandi
Heyn was the wife of ARRL Honorary Vice President and past ARRL
Southwestern Division Director Fried Heyn, WA6WZO, who relied on her
as his trusted assistant. The couple often appeared together at ARRL
and other Amateur Radio functions, and Sandi Heyn nearly always
accompanied her husband to ARRL Headquarters for the ARRL Board's
twice-yearly meetings during his years as a Director. As Fried Heyn
said, "We were joined at the hip." Married for 57 years, the Heyns
continued as Amateur Radio ambassadors even after their official
League service concluded.

In addition to her service as Orange SM from 1983 until 1985, Sandi
Heyn served as a member of the ARRL Planning Committee during ARRL
President Vic Clark's, W4KFC, administration, was Orange Section
Emergency Coordinator, and president of the Young Ladies Radio
League in 1983. She was Orange Section ARRL Affiliated Club
Coordinator from 1987 until 2003, and she chaired the Orange County
Council of Amateur Radio Organizations in 1991 and the Los Angeles
Area Council of Amateur Radio Clubs in 1992. Sandi Heyn received the
ARRL Southwestern Division Meritorious Service Award in 2001.

She also was a US Army Military Affiliate Radio Service (MARS)
volunteer, a member of several Amateur Radio clubs in California,
and was a QCWA Life Member. She regularly volunteered at the ARRL
booth and in the Amateur Radio reception during the annual National
Association of Broadcasters conventions in Las Vegas. She played a
significant role in organizing the 1992 ARRL National Convention in
Los Angeles.

Sandi Heyn was a senior electronic technician at Rockwell Collins
Inc. in Newport Beach, California. As time permitted, the Heyns
would take to the ski slopes at Mammoth Mountain.

In accordance with her wishes, Sandi Heyn's body will be donated to
science. Services are not planned at this time.


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