Lenny has been a ham since January 2000. Len was the first person to introduce the NYC metropolitan area to internet linking. On September 12, 2001, Len installed his own repeater system in NYC. It has been serving the NYC metropolitan area since.
In 2003 Len was awarded the ARRL Technical Achievement Award. The specific achievement Len was recognized for was the unique Echolink repeater/internet linking system he has implemented, one of the first in the New York City area. The system was used to link repeaters across the world to form a special “9/11 commemorative net” on September 11th, 2002. Over 1000 stations, worldwide, connected to commemorate the victims and heros of 9/11 including ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP. Continued work bringing Echolink to Amateur Radio made Len the Committee’s choice for the Technical Achievement Award.
In 2010 Len took over the position of Greene County NY ARES Emergency Coordinator. He was also appointed to the position of Greene County RACES Radio Officer.
In 2012 Len was appointed to the position of Central District Emergency Coordinator for Eastern New York covering the four counties of Greene, Columbia, Ulster, & Sullivan.
In 2012 Len was appointed to the position of New York State RACES Region 2 Coordinator covering counties from Yonkers, NY to Albany, NY.
In November 2013, Len was awarded the ARRL “2012 Special Recognition” For Outstanding Contributions to the Amateur Radio Service. Len spearheaded the “Emergency Communication Effort” in Greene County, NY for 6 days during the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene.