Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH Scheduled to Appear

We are pleased to announce that Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH is scheduled to appear as a speaker.

In 1998 Hollingsworth became Special Counsel with the new Enforcement Bureau and re-started the Amateur Radio Service enforcement program. He also managed the interference resolution programs in the Land Mobile and Public Safety services.

Prior to his joining the Enforcement Bureau, Hollingsworth was Deputy Chief of Licensing, Assistant Bureau Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and legal advisor to the Compliance and Information Bureau (formerly the Field Operations Bureau).

Hollingworth managed the FCC 800 MHz Lottery Task Force in which new 800 MHz spectrum was assigned in 13 cities. He organized the FCC’s program in which underutilized radio channels were recovered for reassignment in major cities.

He participated as a Member of the Delegation from the U.S. State Department to Bucharest, Romania to discuss radio licensing in the United States and opening foreign markets to American manufacturers. He also acted as Co-Chairman for the FCC PCS Broadband and Narrowband Licensing Task Force and for that received a Vice President Gore “Hammer Award” for efficiency in government.

Hollingsworth holds a Master’s degree from the University of South Carolina, and a Law degree from Wake Forest University.

He is a member of the Quarter Century Wireless and FISTS CW associations and has been an Amateur since 1960. His call sign is K4ZDH and he lives in Gettysburg, PA with his wife Pat, who actually thinks the radio tower in the backyard is really cool– and in fact helped him build it!

Rick Roderick, K5UR Scheduled to Appear

We are pleased to announce that Rick Roderick, K5UR is scheduled to appear as a speaker.

Rick lives north of Little Rock, Arkansas on a 50 acre hilltop QTH. He’s been a ham for 50 years and is a Life Member of the ARRL.

Rick has held numerous ARRL volunteer positions continuously for all of those 50 years. He has been on the ARRL Board of Directors for 24 years and currently serves as President. He has served on all standing committees of the ARRL Board of Directors and served on numerous other committees and task forces of the Board over the years. He also served on the DX Advisory Committee and was chairman for many years. He was instrumental in the creation and implementation of Logbook of the World and the DXCC Challenge Award.

Rick has held numerous HF and VHF/UHF operating and achievements awards. Rick is an avid DXer with 370 countries worked, including 320 countries on 160 meters, 352 countries on 80 meters, 353 countries on 40 meters, some of the top standings in the world. He holds DXCC on 10 bands and is ranked 7th in the world on the DXCC Challenge Award. He holds over 10 different Worked All Zones Awards, and was one of the first to achieve Worked All Zones on 160 meters. On VHF/UHF, he’s held many operating and achievement records, including the world distance record for QSO’s on 2 meters meteor scatter and 222 MHz tropo. He was one of the first to work all continental 48 states on 2 meters without the use of moon bounce, 47 states in one year. He is second in the world on 6 meters VUCC and first in the world on VUCC for 2 meters, 222 MHz, 432 MHz, and 1296 MHz for non-EME. He received the Fred Fish Memorial Award #3 for having worked all grid squares in the United States on 6 meters.

RIck graduated from the University of Arkansas with a B.S. degree in Mathematics, an M.S. degree in Operations Management, and a J.D. in law degree. After working 20 years in business, he entered private practice with an emphasis in labor and employment law, and is Managing Partner of a law firm with three locations in Arkansas. He and his wife, Holly, have two grown children. Holly is well known for her active part in representing Amateur Radio and the ARRL wherever they go.

He loves ham radio!

What is HamCon Colorado?

HamCon Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Division ARRL Convention. This is YOUR opportunity to take in several dozens of technical forums and enjoy some wonderful nationally known speakers in a great environment with your friends. Plenty of great exhibits, equipment vendors, learning opportunities galore, something for everyone! If you’ve been to our event in the past, this is sure to be the best Rocky Mountain Division Convention ever!