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First Vice President

Michael Raisbeck, K1TWF

Mike_K1TWF.jpgMike Raisbeck, K1TWF, is the ARRL 1st Vice President.  He was first licensed in 1961 as KN1TWF, becoming K1TWF in 1962, and has held that call ever since.  His home club is the Billerica Amateur Radio Society, where he has held various posts.  On the air activities include DX’ing, contesting, and recently, caring for a DMR repeater in the attic. He is a Volunteer Examiner and a Volunteer Counsel.

 

Of particular interest to Mike are the social and organizational aspects of the Amateur Radio.  For over 20 years he has been serving on the Board for the ARRL New England Division Convention, and he is currently president of that organization, which runs an annual convention and funds a number of scholarships to young hams every year. He also served on the Board of the 2014 Centennial National Convention in Hartford, Connecticut, and is on the Executive Board for the semi-annual NEAR-Fest event in New Hampshire.

 

In spring of 1998 Mike was appointed New England Vice Director.  Over the years he has served on a variety of Board committees, including Legal Defense and Legislative Action.  In January 2020 he was elected 1st Vice President and currently serves on the Executive Committee, the Administration and Finance Committee, and other ad hoc committees.

 

Mike holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University, a Masters in Engineering Management from the University of Massachusetts, and Juris Doctor from Suffolk University School of Law.  He has been a practicing engineer and engineering manager since 1970, and a practicing attorney, part time, since 1981.  He is currently testing software for class 3 medical devices.  He is a member of the Massachusetts, Federal, and Patent bars. 

 

He lives in Chelmsford, Massachusetts, in a boxy Victorian where his two sons, Andrew, KB1DEF and Dan, KB1DFJ, were raised.  He is active in town government, serving on the Planning Board and as a Town Meeting representative.  He and Nan, NK1A, care for 2 dogs, 6 cats, 13 chickens, 1 drake, 3 old tractors, 3 old MG’s, a dozen fruit trees, 6 dozen grape vines, 2 beehives, and 5.5 acres of garden.