Ed Parish, K1EP

Ed Parish, K1EP

Contact Information

Ed Parish, K1EP
9 Spoon Way
North Reading, MA 01864

Biographical Information

Ed Parish was first licensed as WA2SCA around 1970 while attending high school in northern New Jersey. He currently holds an Amateur Extra license, a GROL, and is a Life Member of the ARRL, the current treasurer of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, and the New England Division representative to the VHF/UHF Advisory Committee (VUAC). He is an avid contester, both on HF and VHF. He has achieved DXCC, VUCC on 6M, and WAS on 160M CW from his home station with low power and a wire antenna.

While in high school, 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 school radio club, W2SZ, 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 in MA during the June and September VHF contests. In the last couple of decades, Ed has also become active in HF contesting, participating in numerous domestic and international contests, operating with multi-multi groups as well as single op stints from his home station, his car and on Dxpeditions to other countries. He operates from 160M to 70cm from home, mostly CW, although his favorite bands are 160M and 6M.

Ed lives in North Reading, MA. Presently, he is an IEEE member and a hardware engineer specializing in RF and microcontroller design.