Steve Hodell , Silent Key, August 19, 2017

Steve Hodell KA1RCI passed away on August 19. 2017. For those who do not know, Steve created and maintained at his own expense the Statewide KA1RCI repeater network that so many of us use and take for granted, with repeaters on 2m, 70cm, 1.25m, 6m and 10m. These were additionally linked to repeaters out of state, giving access to MA and CT as well as EchoLink. and on Sunday August 20 Paul N1PSX held a last call for Steve on ka1rci repeater network, at 8:00 pm. There were many check ins into this last call.

Our condolences to the Hodell Family, His wife Sandy Hodell, ka1rxb. And Steve’s Mom, Janice Hodell.

I would like to post this prayer I found online, for the family,

He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He saw the road was getting rough, and the hills were hard to climb. So He closed your weary eyelids, and whispered: “Peace be thine”. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you, the day God called you home. Irish funeral prayer

Info: about Steve is copied from a face book post from Paul n1psx.

Prayer is posted by Dan ka1bno , NCS for the RI Swap & Sell Net.

Go Fund me for Steve Hodell, KA1RCI/sk

Hi All,

As most will know by now, Steve Hodell (KA1RCI) lost a long battle with male breast cancer last week. Steve had a relentless passion for building the KA1RCI Repeater Network that provides state-wide communication across Rhode Island, and then some, and it was all at his personal expense. Steve put in countless hours, dollars, and unrelenting dedication to this cause that has touched so many over the last 2+ decades. Steve asked that there be no memorial service, but he will be eternally memorialized at the headquarters of the American Radio Relay League in Newington CT with a little help from his friends. Please share because he would be ultimately honored knowing this was done for him.


Roland – N1JOY

BVARC Consortium at Lincoln Mall Asia Grille
Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club

The Consortiums are held on the first Monday of every month at 6:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come early and grab a bite to eat beforehand. Yes, they are held at the Asia Grille at Lincoln Mall. Contact either Bob Beaudet, W1YRC, at w1yrc@verizon.net or Jim Johnson, K1GND, at anniemac28@aol.com.

Monthly meetings are the last Monday of every month at 7:30pm. Yes, they are held at the Blackstone Valley Historical Society building. Address is 1873 Old Louisquisett Pike. Contact either Rich Langlois, W1TBR, at docricc@aol.com or Debbie Smith, W1GKE, at w1gke@cox.net