Milledgeville ARC elects officers, sets vision for upcoming year

Milledgeville, GA – The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club elected new officers for the 2019-2020 term at their meeting on Saturday, January 19th. The newly elected officers are Daniel Simpson as President, Hurb Ingles as Vice President, and David C. Probst as Secretary/Treasurer.

“I would like for my term to be one of outreach and education,” says Simpson. “Amateur radio has something for people of all skill levels, interests, and ages.” The club will be providing classes for licensing new amateurs, as well as developing new skills for current licensees. Additionally, the club will be working with local emergency management officials to provide public service communications as needed.

Mr. Simpson, of Milledgeville, previously served as the club’s vice president. He is also a Public Information Officer and Local Government Liaison for the Georgia Section of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for amateur radio. He has been licensed since 1996. He is also an avid photographer and is active with the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.

Mr. Ingles has been licensed since 1974 and previously served as the organization’s president. He also serves in several roles for local and state radio organizations including as Technical Specialist and Official Observer. He has worked as an engineer in both the military and private sectors. He is an animal lover and active in animal rescue activities in the middle Georgia area.

Fr. Probst was first licensed in 1988 and holds an Amateur Extra class license. He serves as the rector of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and his ham radio interests are DXing, QRP (low power) operating, CW (Morse code) operations, Parks on the Air and Summits on the Air.

The Milledgeville Amateur Radio Club has members from Baldwin, Bibb, Jones, Putnam, Washington, and Wilkinson counties and beyond. Formed in 1961, it provides licensing, operating, and technical resources to ham radio operators and other interested parties in the surrounding area. More information is available at milledgevillearc.org.

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