BEARS mourns the passing of Mike Siegel/W2RT…a longtime member and for years, chair of our volunteer examiner program.
For all his many years as a professional broadcast engineer and ham, Mike never lost the “big kid” sense of wonder. He was a master technician who loved passing on what he knew to the generations that followed.
He was a passionate BEARS supporter who was the driving force behind our volunteer examiner program – his dedication made it possible for scores of hams to get their first licenses and upgrades.
And in his retired life, he went from old school to new school, teaching kids about robotics — and challenging them to imagine a wonderful future.
May the legacy of his life be a blessing and comfort to all who knew and loved him. It was an honor and privilege to call him colleague – and friend.