Ham Radio Social:
1830 - 2000:
Marriott Waterside Hotel, Florida Ballroom IV-VI

All radio amateurs and other interested attendees are invited.  Bring your QSL Card if you have one.  Be prepared to swap stories and have an eye-ball ragchew.

Our featured speaker will be a well-known local radio amateur, Warren Elly, W1GUD.  Warren was born in 1951 in New York City.  He was raised in Stamford, CT.  He earned both Commercial and Amateur FCC licenses as a teenager in 1965/66.  He graduated from American University, Washington DC in 1971 with a BA in Journalism/Communication.

His employment includes many radio and television stations:

 - WTOP-AM, WAMU-FM Washington; Editor & Producer
 - WKNE-AM-FM Keene, NH; Anchor/Reporter
 - WCSH-AM Portland, ME; Anchor
WSLE-FM Manchester/Nashua, NH; State Editor/Reporter
 - 73 Magazine Peterborough, NH; Associate Editor
 - DenTron Radio Company Twinsburg, OH; Purchasing Agent, Sales Manager
 - WYTV-TV Youngstown, OH; Reporter/Anchor
WTVT-TV Tampa, FL; Reporter

Warren and his wife live in Tampa, they have 3 sons and 4 grandchildren.

Abstract of Talk:        

Warren Elly plans to talk about how Amateur Radio became the springboard for a 40 year Broadcast Journalism career, how his interests shifted from DX to contesting to weak signals, all the while operating AM with vintage gear from his high school days to current times.

Among his most prized possessions is a Hallicrafters BC-610I transmitter, used by the military for command and control in WWII and Korea.

Warren covered over 100 Space Shuttle Launches, including national coverage of the loss of Space Shuttle Columbia on FOXNEWS Channel; numerous hurricanes, including Andrew and Katrina; air crashes, and natural disasters, to name a few.

In retirement Mr. Elly promotes the ham radio hobby, produces and hosts radio shows on public radio, act in radio dramas, does voice over work, and charity public relations with special attention to homeless issues.