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The AARC Executive Committee

Dedicated to the improvement of Amateur Radio in general, continued operations of the Club, service to our members and the Austin community.

The elected Executive Committee is responsible for day-to-day Club operations, special events, planning and overall direction in addition to financial responsibilities.

Ernesto Raices, KI5PZN


Ernesto Raices has been interested in radio operation since the 1980s and as a teenager was active on 11 meters (i.e. CB Radio). Radio took a back seat to everyday…

Lew Thompson, W5IFQ

Vice President

Lew is in charge of the programs for all Club Meetings, and steps-in as President when the President is unavailable. Semi-retired, Lew is our resident Space Weather expert and designer…

Mark Jenkins, W5MPJ


Mark handles the day-to-day financial activities of the Club, and keeps our membership database updated. Not yet retired, Mark’s day job has him as Chief Financial Officer at a Digital…

Pat Obert, N3BYX


Pat is responsible for keeping meeting minutes, for both our regular monthly Club meeting for the general membership, as well as for our Club Board meetings, which occur much more…

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