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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX011 (2020)

ARLX011 Past Puerto Rico Section Manager Victor Madera, KP4PQ (SK)

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Special Bulletin 11  ARLX011
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 18, 2020
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX011 Past Puerto Rico Section Manager Victor Madera, KP4PQ (SK)

Victor Madera, KP4PQ, who served as Puerto Rico's Section Manager
from 2000 until 2007, died on July 23. An ARRL Life Member, he was
90 years old. Madera was instrumental in translating amateur radio
study guides and test materials into Spanish. Upon his retirement as
Section Manager, Madera was awarded the Warren Knight Distinguished
Service Award in recognition of his outstanding service as a Section

First licensed in 1951, Madera served in the US Army Signal Corps
during the Korean War. He held a bachelor's degree in electrical
engineering from the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez, later
serving as the director of manufacturing for Westinghouse in Puerto
Rico and Haiti. He retired early due to health issues.

Madera held several ARRL Field Organization appointments over the
years, including Official Observer, Public Information Officer,
State Government Liaison, and Assistant Director for the ARRL
Southeastern Division.

He served as team liaison/coordinator for the ARRL Volunteer
Examiner team in Puerto Rico and was International Amateur Radio
Union Region 2 auxiliary monitor.

Madera was a member of the Radio Club of America (RCA), the Quarter
Century Wireless Association (QCWA), and the Puerto Rico Amateur
Radio Club - Federacion de Radio Aficionados de Puerto Rico. He was
the founder and first president and secretary of the Puerto Rico
Amateur Radio League (PRARL) - an ARRL Special Service Club.

He edited the official PRARL journal, ¡EUREKA!, authored a book on
the history of amateur radio in Puerto Rico, and developed the
Spanish-language version of study and test materials for the EC-001
emergency communications course.


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