Former Northern New Jersey Section Manager Appointed Hudson Division Vice Director
After review of eligibility by the ARRL Ethics and Elections Committee, President Kay Craigie, N3KN, has appointed William W. Hudzik, W2UDT, of Gillette, New Jersey, to serve as Vice Director of the ARRL’s Hudson Division for the remainder of the current term that expires January 1, 2013. Hudzik fills the vacancy created when Frank Fallon, N2FF, retired from the ARRL Board of Directors after more than 14 years of service and his Vice Director, Joyce Birmingham, KA2ANF, assumed the Director position.
“I’ve know Bill for many years,” Birmingham said. “He has been active in legislative matters in New Jersey. He did a fine job as the ARRL Northern New Jersey Section Manager and I know I can count on him to work well as Hudson Division Vice Director. I am pleased to have Bill as part of the Hudson Division Team.”
An ARRL Life Member and an Amateur Extra class licensee, Hudzik -- who admits to being a “contest junkie” -- served as ARRL Northern New Jersey Section Manager from 2001-2008. He has been an ARRL Official Emergency Station since 1997.
First licensed in 1961 as WV2UDT, Hudzik has been continuously licensed for 47 years. Hudzik serves as Trustee of the Raritan Valley Radio Club and the North Jersey DX Association, and is also a member of the New Providence Radio Club. He cites his most outstanding ham radio memory as the holiday season of 1966-67. While stationed at Kadena Air Force Base on Okinawa, he spent the time running phone patches for his fellow squadron members using the KR6SP call sign.
Hudzik is a Senior Engineering Aide/Project Manager for Morris County, New Jersey. He is married to Maryann, a Morris County Superior Court judge.