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Dr. Antonis Papatsaras, AA6PP
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San Francisco Section October 2023 News

--Oct 1st. 2023-- 

Today I am assuming my duties as the new ARRL SF Section Manager. I am honored to be in this position and I am committed to serving our vibrant community and advancing the interests of amateur radio within our section.

Before I say more, I would like to express my deepest thanks to Bill Hillendahl KH6GJV for serving ARRL and our community as a SF ASM/SM for 24 years! Bill will not disappear just yet. He graciously agreed to stay as my ASM and help with the transition. Thank you Bill!    

About me;  I have served as the president and director of one of the oldest radio clubs in the USA, the San Francisco Radio Club, for several years, where I have used my technical skills to guide, modernize and advance our club and hobby. For the past 14 years I have volunteered my time to help our local community as well as with communications during large scale events in the Bay Area. Over the past 6 years I have been managing a team of radio volunteers that provide an interface between the organizers, medical teams and athletes in both the Kaiser Half Marathon and San Francisco Full Marathon events.

My focus as a SF Section Manager will be to:

1. Strengthen Communication and awareness between ARRL and our community.

2. Promote Youth Engagement: The future of amateur radio lies in the hands of our young operators.

3. Enhance Emergency Preparedness and raise awareness with our local agencies and participation from ARRL members.

4. Encourage Diversity and Inclusion in membership and within the hobby.

5. Increase ARRL membership and representation within the SF section.

I am super excited to bring my passion, energy and integrity to this role and I am looking forward to working with you all to ensure that amateur radio continues to flourish within the SF region and beyond.

Upcoming Events:

Oct 20 - 22, 2023 - Pacificon 2023: The wait is over! Pacificon 2023 is only a few weeks away! Please secure your ticket, and if you are staying overnight your accommodation too! 

Pacificon is a weekend full of activities, an opportunity to learn (tons of talks and presentations on a variety of topics, soldering classes, even prep sessions and testing to get or upgrade your license). It is an opportunity to check out the latest and greatest gear (most major manufacturers will be exhibiting their goods), an opportunity to check out the swap meet, and even have breakfast with Gordon West WB6NOA. 

For me the best part is re-uniting with my long distance ham friends and making news ones! 

My plan is to attend both Friday and Saturday, so please come by and say hi. 

For more information and to register click here


1. If your club is affiliated with ARRL, please be sure that your club's information is updated on the ARRL website.  That way prospective members can find you!

 2. If you or your club have something you'd like to have mentioned here, please drop me an email with the information to consider. 


Antonis, AA6PP
Section Manager
San Francisco Section
ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio™

San Francisco Officials

  • Antonis Papatsaras

    Section Manager

    Antonis Papatsaras AA6PP

  • Bill Hillendahl

    Section Emergency Coordinator,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Bill Hillendahl KH6GJV


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