EMA Section Manager K9HI has today appointed Ed Parish, K1EP as the section’s Technical Coordinator. Parish replaces Greg Richardson, N1QLS who stepped down from the TC position earlier this month due to increased work responsibilities.
Ed Parish was first licensed as WA2SCA in the early 70’s. He holds an Amateur Extra license and is a Life Member of the ARRL, a former Vice President of the Boston (MA) Amateur Radio Club and current treasurer of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club.
In the early 70’s, Ed built his first receiver and transmitter, the venerable Heathkit HR-10B and DX-60B and was on the air mostly on CW from his parent’s basement. While earning Electrical Engineering degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York in the mid-70’s, Ed became quite active in the club, serving as an officer as well as participating in many VHF contesting activities. Those activities continue today, as Ed is a 6M operator from the W2SZ/1 VHF contesting station from Mt. Greylock, MA in June and September. In the last decade, Ed has also become active in HF contesting, participating in numerous domestic and international contests.
A resident of North Reading, MA, K1EP is a hardware engineering consultant specializing in networking, RF, and microcontroller design.
“I’m especially pleased to have someone of Ed’s caliber join us on the Eastern Mass. ARRL staff,” remarked Phil Temples, K9HI. “Ed is a well-rounded amateur. He has extensive on-air contesting and public service communications experience, as well as the technical know-how that qualifies him to address a wide range of technical matters from 160-meters to microwave.”