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!