Welcome to W4OZK website. It has been my honor to represent the ARRL Southeastern Division as your Director. Thank you for your vote and your continued support and confidence in me.
As ARRL Director I greatly enjoyed meeting may fine hams in the Southeastern Division. Because of your input and support we accomplished many good things for ARRL and Amateur Radio. Here are just a few.
The Orlando HamCation and Huntsville Hamfest has been named as two of the 2014 regional Conventions to help celebrate the ARRL Centennial, 100th birthday celebration next year. These are two of only seven regional celebration events in the nation.
The ARRL Programs and Services Committee to implement a Single Operator Assisted/Unlimited in Category in all ARRL Contests. This will help operators in the challenging VHF and UHF contest.
I co-authored a board motion to establish an ad-hoc committee on Youth in the Second Century. This committee contains young amateur radio operators across the nation and they are tasked to investigate and will make recommendations to the ARRL staff and ARRL Board to enhance the youth experience and bring more young people to amateur radio.
I co-authored a board motion to implement a Section Youth Coordinator in the ARRL Field Organization. This establishes an official youth coordinator position in every ARRL Section.
The purchase of large solid state hard drives that eliminated the painful LoTW backlog.
Supported efforts to add additional dedicated staff to conduct more improvements to LoTW.
Was instrumental in an ARRL staff member being added in the education department.
Most importantly: developed, authored and pushed through a challenging and hard to come by Field Day rule change. This rule change added more setup time span which is very beneficial to us southern Field Day participants because of excessive heat, and other challenging weather conditions in June.
Thank you again for supporting me as your ARRL Director.
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