Steve Mendelsohn W2ML and Bob Inderbitzen NQ1R

11-11-2009

Steve Mendelsohn W2ML has been a broadcast professional for 34 years. He began his career as an audio engineer at the Columbia Broadcasting System. During his 21 years with CBS, he provided pool audio distribution services for many historic events: The funeral of Vice President Humphrey in 1975; the Republican and Democrat conventions in 1976 and 1980; trips to South America and Africa by Presidents Ford and Carter; the first audio of the Americans held hostage in Iran in 1980 (From Algiers and Germany): trips by Pope John Paul to Ireland in 1981 and to 7 countries in Central America in 1983; trips in 1984 by President Reagan to the Eastern Caribbean Initiative conference in 1983 and to Central America and provided pool audio services during his 1984 trip through Central America. He also was the Audio Pool Engineer at the 1988 Republican Convention, and was the Audio Engineer in Charge of the 1989 Bush-Gorbachev summit in Malta Steve Mendelsohn joined ABC-TV as an Audio/Video Systems Engineer and was a key member of the team responsible for the design of the Monday Night Football technologies, and for designing two generations of Mobile Production Trucks. As a studio and systems designer, Steve was on the design team responsible for ABC's first all digital control room; the first all digital communications system, and the first remote intercom system allowing reporters from around the globe to access the plant intercom system. He helped design the first all digital, triple expanding wall, Mobile unit for ABC's Monday Night Football and golf coverage. He became Senior Systems Engineer in 1997. Mr. Mendelsohn was the winner of an Emmy for the ABC "Millennium Around the World" show on January 1, 2000, in recognition of his design of one of the most complicated communications systems ever designed for television, which brought together intercommunications, satellite and telephone technologies. He was communications engineer in charge of the 2003 Super Bowl for ABC Sports. In his thirty year Navy/Navy Reserve Career, he has advanced from recruit to Senior Chief Cryptologist with 2 Navy Achievement awards for creating an important national security database for personal computers. Mr. Mendelsohn, W2ML, has served on many ARRL committees and was the First-Vice-President from 1994 to 2000. He was President of the Tri-State Amateur Repeater Committee (TSARC) from 1978 to 1983. Bob Inderbitzen NQ1R is Sales and Marketing Manager of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), the national association for Amateur Radio. He is responsible for ARRL membership and publication marketing. Inderbitzen regularly attends ARRL’s national conventions and Dayton Hamvention® as part of the team that organizes and operates ARRL exhibits. He enjoys speaking with volunteers about ARRL membership recruitment, benefits and services. Bob earned his first ham radio license in 1981 as KA2PZD. He was in the sixth grade. He became NQ1R when he upgraded to Amateur Extra in 1989. His interests in ham radio include casual HF operating, portable operating and contesting. He is an ARRL Life Member. Bob joined the ARRL staff in 1991, serving the Volunteer Examiner Coordinator Department as Assistant to the Manager. In 1993, he became Assistant to the Manager in the Educational Activities Department. There, he helped maintain the large array of services offered to Amateur Radio newcomers, instructors, schoolteachers and recruiters. He is a member of ARRL’s “10-Year Club” for employees with at least 10 years of service. He attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts, and holds a B.S. degree in Management and Organization from Central Connecticut State University. Bob lives in Rocky Hill, Connecticut with his husband Michael Bower and daughter Victoria. He and his family are active in church affairs and enjoy vacations to Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

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