John Fritze Jr. – K2QY

20121001_092403Prior to any Amateur Radio “career” I was involved with Albany County REACT, and served as Vice President

First Licensed 1978 as Novice: WA2TQW

– Became General then Advanced within the year.
– Became Extra Class in 1981
– KB2CR since about 1980
– K2QY since 2003

President and Director AARA multiple times since the early 1980s

One of the first VEs in the country (1984)

Currently: President Albany Amateur Radio Association, Secretary Albany County Amateur Communications Emergency Services

Radio Officer – Albany County RACES

ARRL, FEMA & NWS training

Albany County Emergency Coordinator

District Emergency Coordinator for ENY Northern District
Hudson Division Assistant Director

Ham Radio Interests:

– Casual Dxer, Contester
– All Digital Modes
– Automatic Packet Reporting System
– Satellite, ISS
– Taught every license class (Novice to Extra)
– Home Brewing /Experimenting
– International Space Station school contact in 2011
– EMCOMM and public awareness
– Repeater owner (146.640 –Bethlehem)
– Direction Finding
– High Altitude Balloon Experiment: pending
– Currently testing NVIS feasibility for ENY
– Improving my home station
– Mobile HF operation
– Hamfests and Ham Flea Markets
– Things I haven’t thought of yet!