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Joseph Palsa, K3WRY, Appointed as Virginia Section Manager


Joseph Palsa, K3WRY, has been appointed Virginia Section Manager. An ARRL Life Member from Richmond, Palsa succeeds Carl Clements, W4CAC, of Portsmouth, who has stepped down due to increased work commitments. Palsa’s appointment is effective immediately, and he will complete the current term of office, which continues until March 31, 2016.

ARRL Field Services and Radiosport Manager Dave Patton, NN1N, made the appointment of Palsa in consultation with ARRL Roanoke Division Director Dr Jim Boehner, N2ZZ. Clements had been the Virginia Section Manager since 2008. He also had served in the post from 2001 until 2006.

An Amateur Radio operator for more than 50 years, Palsa has been serving as Virginia State Government Liaison. During 2014, he was president of the Richmond Amateur Radio Club. In past years, he has held ARRL Field Organization positions as Official Bulletin Station, Official Observer, and Official Emergency Station. Active in ARES, he has received two ARRL Public Service Awards. Palsa enjoys DXing, contesting, and public service communication.




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