Member Biographies ยป Avrutik, Bob - N1RA
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1941 Original license, W2NVO, Class B

1942/43 [WW-2], While in the Air Force, Constructed/setup/operated     VU2ZW,Armed Forces Radio Service Station in Agra, India, as Chief Engineer

1944 Class A Extra Class--Obtained as soon as additional operating privileges were added

1949 Graduated from NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, BEE, Communications option

1949 Commercial First Class Telephone and Second Class Telegraph licenses

1976 N1RA call obtained and operated as N1RA in Connecticut, and W2NVO in New York State. Dropped W2NVO when dual calls were prohibited

1987 Retired from Philips Medical Systems, as Director of Regulatory Affairs

Held licenses and operated in:  VU, PA, I, DK, F, G, M, EI, MM, GU,  VE, C6ARA/MM, EA, EA8, CN, CT3, T32, FO, ZK1, 5W, 3D2, SU, HZ, 7O, A4, A6, 3V.

Operated both Mobile and Maritime Mobile

Confirmed, the first  QSO on 2 meters with S. Cook  Island [ZK1]

DXCC Member

Operate CW 95% of the time

Director of QCWA

Past President of Yonkers Amateur Radio Club

Founder and past President of NYU Radio Club, W2DSC

Past Boy Scout Master, Cub Master and Merit Badge Counselor

Volunteer Examiner, under ARRL VEC