I'm Scott... I became licensed in January, 1979 as a Novice. I had one of those unusual new fangled KA8 calls that really stuck out. I was licensed as KA8DWI. Donít worry, Iíve heard it all. Yes, I did have a call letter plate with that call on it. It now resides in my garage. In 1980 I upgraded to General and in 1982 I upgraded again, this time to Advanced and became KC8SS.


In January, 2000 I took and passed the exam for Amateur Extra - WITH the 20wpm code as well. I had retained my KC8SS call for a short time after that, but a few friends soon convinced me to change the call to my initials and hence the call of "N8SY".


I feel really lucky to have had two elmers in my ham life. The first one inspired me to become a ham in the first place, my brother Gary, WA8BIW (SK) and I would spend hours in his basement building all sorts of Heathkit equipment for our enjoyment. This became such a part of my life over the years, it fast became a family night for Gary and me and our wives as well.


My Wife Janie is also licensed and her call is KB8YPW and is active in her own way. 


The second elmer I had was Joe Phillips, K8QOE (SK), formerly Ohio's Section Manager who inspired me to become the best newsletter editor/publisher that I could be.


I've held many positions within my community, as well as for the Ohio Section over my 35+ years as being a ham operator and representing Amateur Radio to the public. I really enjoy being at club meetings and hamfests all around the state. I enjoy serving and being your Section Manger.


I hope that you enjoy being a ham as much as I have and will give back a portion of your time and talents to the betterment of the Amateur Radio Art.


For now, 73, Scott..



Here's just a quick list of some of the jobs I've had, or now hold..




* Currently serving as the Section Manager for the Ohio Section

* Currently serving as Assistant Director Great Lakes Division

* Currently serving as an Official Observer (OO)

* Currently serving as an Official Relay Station (ORS)


* Currently serving as an Official Emergency Station (OES)


* Active member of the Richland County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Richland County


* Active member of the Ashland County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Ashland County and License Trustee of KK8EMA - Ashand County EMA office


* Active member of the Village of Lexington Electronics Board


* Active member of Emergency Management Association of Ohio (EMAO)


* Active member of Ohio Public / Private Partnership (OP-3)


* Active member of the Richland County Emergency Management Agency (RC-EMA) and Amateur Radio Operator for the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services (RACES), Richland County, Ohio


* Incident Command and other completed courses:  ICS 029, 042, 055, 100, 200, 700, 701, 706, 800, 802 -  OH-605 Damage Assessement, OH-605b Damage Assessment Train the Trainer,

   G-775 EOC Management and Operations, Crisis Communications & Social Media, Ministry Security Training


* Extra Class ARRL Accredited Volunteer Examiner - First accredited as a Volunteer Examiner by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association in June, 1984 - Qualification Number 281


* Life member of the Ohio Single Side-Band Net (OSSBN)


* Member of the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA)

* Past President, Secretary, Board Member and Corporate Agent of the Mansfield Amateur Service and Emergency Repeaters, Inc. (MASER)

* Creator of the Great Lakes Division website, Ohio Section website, InterCity Amateur Radio Club (IARC) website, the Mansfield Amateur Service & Emergency Repeaters (MASER) website,

   Ohio Single-Side Band Net website and the Ohio ARES / OES HF Digital Net website


* Active Senior Member of the American Society of Quality (ASQ)


* Active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

* Past Secretary, Board Member and Corporate Agent for the InterCity Amateur Radio Club, Inc (IARC)

* Former Northern Ohio Skywarn Steering Committee Member

* Published author of the story "Newsletters" "what makes them what they are..." Published in the ARRL National Educational Workshop book - HAM RADIO.. Planning for the Future

* Former Assistant Emergency Coordinator (Skywarn) Richland County, Ohio

* Former District Emergency Coordinator (District 6) Ohio Section

* Former Public Information Coordinator (PIC) for Ohio (serving2 different times)

* Former VHF Repeater Advisory Committee (VRAC) member

* Former Affiliated Clubs Coordinator for Ohio

* Former Co-Chairperson for the Mansfield Ohio Mid*Winter Hamfest

* Past Editor / Publisher of Airwaves Journal - a national and Ohio Section award winning newsletter

* "Ham of the Year" 1983 InterCity Amateur Radio Club (IARC)



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