I'm running for Hudson division director!

I have been considering it, but it's now pretty much official. I am running for Hudson Division Director for ARRL. I think everyone by now knows the crisis that ARRL is facing, and that Hudson is ground zero. So rather than sit on the sidelines and complain, I've decided to step up and do something about it. I'm collecting signatures, and while I've collected more than enough to get on the ballot, I am going to collect as much as I can. This way, you can show your support, and I have "insurance" in case some of them are invalid.

I want to earn your vote and be the best director you can send to Newington. This is what you get if you elect me to be your division director:

  • Licensed 20 years, in 3 countries
  • A committed ARRL Life member
  • A strong passion for the hobby/service. As my friend Allan, EA3HSO puts it, I embody ham spirit.
  • A patient listener. Your opinion as a member and constituent is not one that should be dismissed. It doesn't matter your activity in ham radio - rag chewer, experimenter, emcomm volunteer, DXer, contester, VHFer, whatever. I want to be your representative and ally in Newington (and beyond).
  • Experience with many aspects of amateur radio - emcomm, DXing, contesting, homebrewing, VHF/UHF, mentoring, and the maker movement. 
  • Experience in public service - including several years of service with the NYC Marathon, under the stewardship of Steve, W2ML (SK). 
  • An energetic, fresh voice, yet someone who has lots of real world experience, both within Amateur Radio and outside of the service.
  • A willing mentor. I have spent countless hours helping hams get on the air, and teaching them to use things like DMR and digital modes. I love to present technical topics at clubs - and I've even spoken at Hamvention.
  • A strong advocate to grow the hobby - especially with youth and YLs. I am the district 2 chair for YLRL currently. 
Specific to Hudson, I have lived in both NY and NJ. I know the challenges that face city dwellers, suburban hams and those fortunate to have acreage, towers and beams out in the country. 

I know your needs because I've been in your shoes. And I know that I can represent your needs very well. 

As the process moves along, I'll update you on progress. 

In the meantime, social media is your best bet to see what I'm up to:

Of course, I'm also good in QRZ for email - n2rj {at} arrl {dot} net

Website is TBD.

Important: If you are in the Hudson division, I need your help spreading the word. This campaign is going to be intense, but I want to make sure that you and your friends know about my campaign and candidacy. I want you all to know why I am the right choice. 

Ria, N2RJ


  1. Best wishes for a successful campaign. Wrong District for me, but you have my support!


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