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ARRL Bulletin 23 ARLB023
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT December 29, 2014
To all radio amateurs
SB QST ARL ARLB023
ARLB023 Eastern Pennsylvania to Start the New Year with a New
Joseph Ames, W3JY, of Malvern, Pennsylvania, will become ARRL
Eastern Pennsylvania Section Manager on January 1, 2015. He will
complete the remaining term of the incumbent SM, Bob Famiglio, K3RF,
who will become Atlantic Division Vice Director when the new year
begins. Ames has been appointed to succeed him in that role.
ARRL Field Services and Radiosport Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, made
the appointment after consulting with incoming ARRL Atlantic
Division Director Tom Abernethy, W3TOM. Ames's appointment as
Section Manager continues until March 31, 2016.
A ham since 1977 and an ARRL Life Member, Ames brings a wealth of
Field Organization experience to his new position. In the 1980s he
served as Section Traffic Manager and was once president of the
Carbon County Amateur Radio Club.
More recently, Ames has been an Assistant Section Manager in Eastern
Pennsylvania since 2008 and currently holds Official Emergency
Station and Official Relay Station appointments. He was also elected
as the new Eastern Area Staff Chair of the ARRL National Traffic
System, effective on January 1, 2015. Ames will take over the reins
of that position from Marcia Forde, KW1U. Ames also serves as net
manager of the Eastern Pennsylvania Emergency Phone and Traffic Net.
Ames is the training and safety officer for Delaware County
ARES/RACES and is active with the Chester County ARES/RACES
organization. He's a Volunteer Instructor for ARECC and as a
Volunteer Examiner with the ARRL VEC. He is the manager of the
Pennsylvania Eastern Area RACES Net.
An avid outdoorsman, his primary operating interest is emergency,
mobile, and field/portable communication. His favorite modes include
CW, sent on a vintage Vibroplex 'Lightning Bug' using a vintage
Yaesu FT-101 transceiver.
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