“An Update from our Section Manager”
Speaker: John Fritze
Abstract: John’s talk will cover a wide range of topics, beginning with recognition of the 100th birthday of Rudy Dehn W2JVF. John will also describe the duties of a Section Manager, report on the ENY Section Luncheon, and discuss the ENY ARRL website, as well as ARES Connect. He will conclude with an overview of ARRL’s Winter Field Day. This presentation is sure to generate lots of discussion, so come with questions for John.
John Fritze has had a distinguished career in amateur radio. He was first licensed in 1977 as WA2TQW (novice), followed by Advanced and Extra Class as K2BCR. Since 2003, his call has been K2QY. He has been an ARRL member 42 years and is an ARRL Life Member. John has been president and director of the Albany Amateur Radio Association (AARA) multiple times in the 1980s and again in 2010-2013, and currently serves on their board. He served as President of Albany County Amateur Communication Emergency Services (ACACES) 2013-2017, as Radio Officer for Albany County RACES/ARES, as the Albany County Emergency Coordinator, and as ARES ENY Northern District Emergency Coordinator since 2012. He is one of the first VEs in the country (1984), and is an instructor with Capital Area Radio Enthusiasts (CARES). He has served as Hudson Division Assistant Director, and is chairman for Digital Communications for ARES/RACES in ENY. John is an ARRL Field Instructor, Examiner, and VE. His amateur radio interests include DX, contesting, ISS, NBEMS, Winlink, APRS, Satellites, ISS, DXpeditions (to Bermuda, Barbados, St. Maarten…), Summits and National Parks on the Air, Home Brewing, public service events, QRP, Minimalist radio, Mobile HF, and Maritime Amateur Radio (HF and VHF/UHF)!!