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International Affairs Vice President

Jay Bellows, K0QB

John B. “Jay” Bellows, KØQB, is ARRL International Affairs Vice President. First licensed at age 13, his former calls include, KNØQBE and KØQBE. He has held KØQB since 1996.  Jay has been active in local clubs, primarily the St. Paul Radio Club, since he was first licensed and has held a variety of club offices over the years.  On air activities have included traffic handling and public service communication. At present Jay’s on air activities are primarily chasing DX and some contesting.   

 A Volunteer Examiner and Volunteer Instructor for more than 25 years and an active Volunteer Counsel for nearly 20 years he received the Dayton Hamvention Special Achievement Award in 1998 for his work as a Volunteer Counsel. 

 In 1996 Jay was appointed a Dakota Division Assistant Director. He was elected Dakota Division Vice Director in 1998 and Division Director in 2000. He served as Dakota Division Director until 2010 when he was elected ARRL IAVP. During his Board tenure he has served on and has been chairman of both standing committees of the ARRL Board and was elected Director and Vice President of the ARRL Foundation.  Other Board activities have included service on the ARRL Executive Committee and several ad hoc Board committees. 

 Jay has had a long standing interest in amateur international affairs which began when he was appointed as Vice-Chairman of the ARRL Host Committee for the 1998 ITU Plenipotentiary Conference in Minneapolis and has continued throughout his ARRL Board service. 

 Jay holds a B.A. degree from the University of St. Thomas and a Juris Doctor Degree from the William Mitchell College of Law. He has been a practicing attorney since 1970. Jay and his wife, Bonnie, reside in West St. Paul, Minnesota. They are the proud parents of two adult daughters and proud grandparents of three grandsons.