Candidate for Director

Jeffrey 'Jeff' Beals - WA4AW
PO Box 1584
Loxahatchee, FL 33470-1584

QCWA # 23808
Chapters 111, 45, 69, 121 & 196

Like so many of us, as a youngster, Jeff was fascinated with # 6 dry cells, bells, buzzers, lamps and crystal radios. Soon he graduated to Short Wave listening with a Knight Kit Span Master regen set that he built himself. The next step, at age 12, was to become a ham with a Novice "ticket" and the call WN2OUK in his home town of Long Beach, NY. He joined the local radio club and ARES/RACES unit. In 1965, Jeff was deployed, during the Northeast blackout, with his Gonset Communicator and halo antenna. He has been continuously licensed over 55 years with a primary interest in emergency communications.

Jeff joined QCWA at the earliest opportunity as a Life Member and joined the Palm Beach Chapter. He serves as the Chapter Secretary-Treasurer since 1999. He also belongs to and supports the Edison, Everglades, Highlands and Citrus Chapters. He was selected to serve on the 2012 QCWA Nominating Committee by President Roske. Jeff has " flown the QCWA flag " at many hamfests in Florida over the years.

Jeff serves QCWA as National Director and Historian since 2012. He is a member of the QCWA Chapter and Member Relations, Administration & Finance and Youth Activities Committees.

Jeff currently holds FCC Extra Class and First Class Radiotelephone (now called GROL) "tickets". For many years, he has been active with the ARRL Field Organization in the Southern Florida Section. He served as the Section Manager and has held many other leadership positions including Section Emergency Coordinator, Affiliated Club Coordinator and Technical Coordinator. He also served as Vice Director and now is an Assistant Director for the ARRL Southeastern Division.

Jeff is a Life Member of QCWA, ARRL, OOTC, AWA and is a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. He has been a member, officer and board member for many radio clubs in Florida over the years. Jeff is a member of the ARRL A-1 Operator and Old Timer Clubs. He was elected as a Life Member of the West Palm Beach & Fort Myers Amateur Radio Clubs.

Jeff was the Communications Supervisor in Southeast Florida for the Florida Forestry Service for 25 years. He resides with his XYL, Myra, K3PGH, in Royal Palm Beach, FL and has been retired since 2005. He is also a licensed insurance adjuster in the State of Florida and was an insurance broker in New York State.

He carefully consider all members' interests when dealing with issues before the Board of Directors. Traveling to area hamfests and chapter meetings, I solicit your input on any issue that is of concern and also like to hear how we are doing on your behalf. Please feel free to contact me at anytime via email or phone. I ask for your vote to continue to proudly serve you on the QCWA Board of Directors.

47 and very 73,
Jeff, WA4AW