ARRL-SC Section Leadership

N4UFP

Section Manager (SM) – N4UFP – Marc Tarplee  n4ufp@arrl.org

Greetings everyone! Thank you for letting me serve you as Section Manager. I have been an amateur radio operator for nearly 30 years and a shortwave listener for over 45 years, and presently hold an Amateur Extra license. I am active on all bands from 1.8 MHz to 432 MHz. My primary interest is VHF/UHF weak signal operation, although I am active on many modes, including CW, SSB, SSTV, PSK-31, WSJT,and RTTY.  I have earned 5BDXCC, 5BWAS, and VUCC  on 6 and 2 meters. I hold a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina, Master Telecommunications Engineer Certification from the National Association of Radio and Telecommunications Engineers (NARTE) and have attained Emergency Communicator Level I certification from ARRL. Currently, I am employed as the Vice President for Business Services and Chief Financial Officer of York Technical College.

WA2EMF

Assistant Section Manager (ASM)  – Bob Bacharach WA2EMF wa2emf@arrl.net

Robert Bacharach, WA2EMF, has been an amateur radio operator since 1959 and holds an Amateur Extra class license. He has been an active member of the York County Amateur Radio Society for 8 years, serving most recently as YCARS President for 2002.   He is active on all bands from 3.5 to 440 MHz and enjoys both HF and VHF contesting, employing CW, SSB and digital modes.  He holds a degree in Business Administration from Long Island University with an emphasis on software development. He was employed by the U.S. Department of Energy for ten years as Division Manager of Information Systems at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York , prior to his appointment as Director of Systems for Superior Washer and Gasket of New York and South Carolina.

KF2X

Assistant Section Manager (ASM) Craig England – KF2X kf2x@arrl.net

I was born in Hutchinson, Kansas in August of 1947. Since that time, I have lived in 17 states. I spent four years in the Navy as a Seabee, with two tours of duty in South Vietnam and one in the Antarctic. I retired in 2007 after 38 years as an electronic field service tech, working in the banking industry. I came to the Pee Dee region Of South Carolina in March of 1986. I am an American by birth and a South Carolinian by choice. I became interested in amateur radio in grammar school but partly due to my family moving regularly and my short term interest, I was 31 years old before I became licensed. I received my novice license in Vestal, NY in November of 1978 (KA2HDQ). I passed my extra (KF2X) at the FCC field office in Buffalo, NY in June of 1979. My main interest is DX and IOTA chasing. I have never made it to the top of the Honor Roll. I always seem to miss one.

Assistant Section Manager (ASM)  – Kevin Kingery – KJ4IVJ kj4ivj@arrl.net 

Kevin Kingery, KJ4IVJ,  is a Naval Academy graduate and former Naval Flight Officer who holds an Extra Class license and is currently serving as EC for Aiken County.

Assistant Section Manager (ASM) – Joe Markey, AJ4QM

 

Assistant Section Manager (ASM) – Morgan Williams, KB4GFJ

 

Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) – Billy Irwin K9OH

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Affiliated Club Coordinator (ACC) Carl Bosard – AJ4AU mankatoan@comcast.net

Carl Bosard (AJ4AU) lives in North Augusta, SC. He is currently the President of the North Augusta – Belvedere Radio Club and a member of the Board of Directors of the Amateur Radio Club of Augusta, GA..

wu2t

Section Traffic Manager (STM) – Rusty Kirkpatrick – WU2T wu2t@arrl.net

Official Observer Coordinator (OOC) – Gregory Godsey, K5CVD  k5cvd@arrl.net

Technical Coordinator (TC) – Brad Humphries, AE4VJ, ae4vj@arrl.net

 

Tammy

Public Information Coordinator (PIC) – Tammy Livingston N4TAL N4TAL@att.net

Tammy became a ham radio operator in 2006.  She quickly found that working events was a perfect fit for her community service nature.  Her first event was the MS150 and was the start of an ongoing relationship between Tammy and the organizations that are served by Amateur Radio.  Since that initial event, she has worked countless hours organizing hams and working events all over the state of SC.  She promotes the hobby at every opportunity and is always looking for a chance to share information about her club and the hobby.  Tammy currently serves as the Event Coordinator for the Columbia Amateur Radio Club.  She is also studying for her last upgrade, the Extra class license!

k3zmd

State Government Liasion (SGL) – Michael LM Jordan K3ZMD

Michael LM. Jordan, K3ZMD, lives and works on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. He was first licensed as KN3ZMD in 1962, upgrading later to a conditional (general) class license with the call of K3ZMD. He was re-licensed in 2002 as KG4USD, upgrading to Extra Class in 2003. He recovered his original call and is active once again as K3ZMD.

He attended and graduated from the Pennsylvania State University (1968) and later received both a Master’s degree (1970) and a Juris Doctorate degree (1973) from the University of Detroit.

Michael and his wife Virginia moved to Hilton Head Island in 1973.  He was a founding member of the Bethea, Jordan & Griffin law firm on Hilton Head, which subsequently merged into the Columbia, S.C. based McNair Law Firm, P.A.. They have three adult daughters and six grandchildren.

His home QTH is located close to the Atlantic Ocean on Hilton Head Island (EM-92).  The home station primary rig is a Flex-Radio 5000A with an ICOM PW-1 amplifier into a Carolina Windom antenna hidden in the trees.  The V/U rig is an ICOM IC-2720 to a J-pole vertical. Elevation is 8 feet.

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