Candidate for Director
Director 2012 - Present
PO Box 3026
Easton, PA 18043
QCWA Life Member # 33775
Chapters 5, 17, & 224
Pete Varounis / NL7XM has been licensed over 37 years and is a Life Member of QCWA, ARRL, and a principal Member of the QCWA Allentown-Bethlehem Chapter 17 in EPA.
A casual contester, Pete can often be found chasing DX on his favorite band, 6m.
He was conferred Honorary Life Membership by the Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club subsequent to a successful recruiting campaign and rescued it's jeopardized 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization status. He has secured over 90 different presentations by guest speakers, resulting in improving monthly Meeting attendance.
Pete's expertise with Callsigns has earned him a place as a consultant to producer John Amodeo, NN6JA of FOX's hit TV comedy, "Last Man Standing." Pete had the privilege of designing custom callsigns for characters of the show when Amateur Radio was incorporated into the script, and making sure QCWA materials and its familiar logo get conspicuous exposure on national primetime television.
He is also Member of RCA, AWA, AMSAT, NYCRA, LVARC, Six Club International, SMIRK, A1-Operators Club, UKSMG, and 10-10 International. He is the past USA Country Manager for the UK Six Metre Group, an international organization for 50mHz enthusiasts, and has earned DXCC and WAS.
Known affectionately in some circles as "Pete The Greek" he has compiled a vast, 110 year-old collection of rare Callbooks in his personal library that he uses to conduct research as a Callsign Historian, and has been promoted on Bob Heil's "Ham Nation."
A retired law enforcement superior officer, Pete is a Champion Pistol Competitor, winning 18 Gold Medals in the Police Olympics, and enjoyed displaying them to young suiters when they arrived to date his daughter. She has since happily married and recently gave him and his XYL their first grandchild.
Today, Pete devotes his time giving attention to matters that involve promoting QCWA and Amateur Radio positively. His service to the Board since 2012 offers a presence to QCWA Chapters and Members in a geographical part of the US that was underrepresented.