Steve Finberg, W1GSL SK

Steve Finberg at Swapfest on April 15, 2007. Photographed by Andy Ihnatko (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

The MIT Radio Society is mourning the loss of Steve Finberg, W1GSL, founder of Swapfest and an active member of the club for over 40 years. Steve passed away on the evening of Friday, April 23, 2021.

To remember and celebrate Steve’s life, we have created a memorial page on this website. We also invite the community to share any stories or memories they shared with Steve by reaching out at

At this time, arrangements for a memorial service are still being coordinated. Please check back at our memorial page for any new announcements.

Steve Finberg photograph by Andy Ihnatko and licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0