Whether it's DXpeditioning, leading an ARES disaster drill operation, VHF
mountaintopping, playing bass with the WARFA band, microwave roving or giving presentations to radio clubs and the public,
Amateur Radio has been a major part of my life for over forty-five years. There are many ways to give back to ham radio:
providing public service, teaching, serving as a volunteer examiner, advocating to the public. I am involved in all
these activities, and I am privileged to give back in another way: by serving as Vice-Director for the ARRL's Southwestern
Division, which includes the Arizona, Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Santa Barbara Sections.
Few, if any, organizations have "too many" volunteers, and the ARRL is
no exception in needing active members who can contribute their talents. Whether your strengths are technical, operational,
organizational or interpersonal, I urge each of you to contact your Section leadership to learn how you can help your
To find your Section contact information and Web page, click on "National, Division
and Section Links", to the left.
I hope to see you at the ARRL Centennial Convention (July 17 - 19 in Hartford, CT), our
annual Southwestern Division Convention (Sept, 12 - 14 in San Diego), the monthly TRW Swapmeet (just south of LAX) or any
of the club meetings I have the opportunity to visit. Does your club need a meeting speaker? Check out the "Presentations"
link (above left) and contact me.