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Brian Moran, N9ADG, Named as New Editor of The ARRL Contest Update


Brian Moran, N9ADG, will take over as editor of The ARRL Contest Update, starting with the May 20 issue. Current editor Ward Silver, N0AX, is stepping away after 13 years as the radiosporting newsletter’s head honcho in order to concentrate on other ARRL projects. Moran, who lives in Kirkland, Washington, has been in Amateur Radio for more than 35 years.

“My vision for the Contest Update is to continue to provide the timely event-specific information and other technical or operating information relevant to the interests of traditional contesters,” he said, “and explore ways to continue informing and broadening the readership, considering the evolving nature of the hobby.”

Moran got his ham ticket in the late 1970s, while he was in high school. His interest in electronics and radio led him to pursue a degree in computer science, and then a career in software development — “while ham radio was on pause,” he said. Moran became consistently active again in 1999, after he joined the Western Washington DX Club. In addition to DXing and contesting, he enjoys restoring and building equipment.

Besides numerous Single-Operator efforts from Top Band through VHF, he has hosted a number of multiop efforts and was part of the VP5W team for the 2008 CQ World Wide CW. He is a regular participant in the K7BTW multiop RTTY and K7IR phone ARRL November Sweepstakes teams. A household move will have him re-equipping an urban home station, and also taking advantage of remote technology.

Other radio amateurs in his household include his wife Caroline, KA7MOM, and children Emma, KE7MAM, and Sam, KE7MAN.

A free e-newsletter, The ARRL Contest Update publishes every other Wednesday, 26 times a year.




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