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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB026 (2016)

ARLB026 Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, Appointed Central Division Vice

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 26  ARLB026
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 21, 2016
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB026 Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, Appointed Central Division Vice

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has appointed Carl
Luetzelschwab, K9LA, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, as Central Division
Vice Director. He succeeds Kermit Carlson, W9XA, who became the
Division's Director upon the resignation of Dick Isely, W9GIG, on
July 16. Luetzelschwab said he plans to bring lots of energy to the
job and to be visible to Central Division members.

"It is an honor to serve and give back to the Amateur Radio service
for all that it has given me over the years," Luetzelschwab said. "I
am looking forward to working with Director Carlson, whom I have
known for a number of years, and I would like to give a big 'thank
you' to retired director Dick Isely for his friendship and many
years of service. I hope to emulate his visibility and

Luetzelschwab has been a radio amateur since 1961. His interests
include propagation, DXing, antennas, vintage equipment, and
contesting. He served as National Contest Journal (NCJ) editor from
2002 until 2007 and, until 2015 contributed the "Propagation" column
to the bi-monthly publication and articles to other Amateur Radio
publications. Luetzelschwab received The Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical
Writing Award for 2013 for his article "The Sun and the Ionosphere,"
which appeared in the March 2013 issue of QST and won the March QST
Cover Plaque Award for the same article. His website offers
considerable information on propagation and related subjects. He's
been on several DXpeditions and is at the top of the DXCC Honor

Luetzelschwab holds both bachelor's and master's degrees in
electrical engineering from Purdue University. He retired in 2013,
after 41 years as an RF design engineer. His wife Vicky is AE9YL.