Officers

President: Sean Kelly, W5SPK

Sean P. Kelly, our current President, is our immediate past Vice –President serving from the period 2014-2017. He holds an Amateur Extra Radio Class, call sign W5SPK. He was first licensed in May 1999 as KD5HGS. He owes his love of the hobby to his father, Patrick W. Kelly (WQ6N-SK). He has earned certifications in emergency communications from the American Radio Relay League as well as completing courses with FEMA in ICS, NIMS, and AUX-COM. He is a nationally certified firefighter (IFSAC and Pro-Board Seals) and a registered Emergency Medical Technician in the State of Texas. He is a veteran volunteer FF/EMT having served four different departments in three states. He is married and father of two. His family includes three additional licensed operators – his wife Shannon is W5SEK; Conor, his son is KG5UPJ; and his daughter Grace is KG5APE. Sean is employed by Amphenol Corporation. Sean’s mentoring focus is tied to emergency communications and HF mobile operations.


Vice President: Tim Johnson, K5TCJ

Following a lifetime of interest, interrupted by family and career, Tim became a General Class Amateur Radio Operator (KF5JDH) in 2010 and upgraded to Amateur Extra in 2012.  He is active on the HF bands, chasing DX, working digital modes (RTTY, JT-65, and FT-8), casual contesting, and the occasional FM satellite pass.  Off the air, Tim enjoys Antenna Parties, Field Day, the Plano Balloon Fest Special Event Station, Elmering and being Elmered, teaching Technician and General classes, and is a Volunteer Examiner.

Tim is a retired Chief Petty Officer (Electronics Technician) having served over 25 years in the US Navy and Naval Reserves.
Tim’s career in telecommunications, has ranged from twisted pair phone lines, satellite, microwave and fiber-optics networks; to VoIP technologies.  Tim is currently working at Verizon as a Principal Solutions Architect for cloud based telephony and networking solutions.


Secretary: Daryl Morgeson, AF5QJ

Retired from Texas Instruments in 2009 after 18 years. I was an Electronic Engineering Technician  working in Dfab, Dlog,Kilby Research and Dmos6. During that time duties were to improve and maintain surface preparation equipment. I designed two hoods used to prepare acid filters for the equipment and submitted a design for a patent consideration. After years of knee problems I lost right leg. I was fortunate to be able move to the Automation Group to finish out my time there. That group supported all TI fabs to monitor and trouble shoot network interfaces. Started ham radio in 2010 to be able to help with ARES weather net. I volunteer at our towns EOC during severe weather. I am now the RACES Liaison for Wylie. My rigs are Yaesu 7900 in shack and truck, 2m 70cm  on both. For HF I use Kenwood 590  with a 4 element yagi beam with a Dentron full power amp. Backup is a rotatable di-pole on a separate tower. In my truck I use a Kenwood 480 HF mobile with a ham stick. My newest duty is being VEC for W5YI to continue to provide license testing sessions. I enjoy being involved with club activities to help promote the hobby. 73’s


Treasurer: John South, KG5GOK

I was about 12 years old when my Dad purchased a Heathkit GR-91 shortwave radio which we spent several evenings putting together. Having no concept of antenna theory, I strung an antenna that somewhat resembled an inverted-v. I don’t remember many of the stations that I was able to receive other than Radio Sofia and Radio Free Europe. I was studying my CW in hopes of getting a license; but, life got in the way, with several relocations. When I became interested in drones a few years back, I wanted to establish a video down-link, but the frequency required at least a Technician license. Studying for that license renewed my interest in ham radio and led to my General license. I’m now studying for the Extra and trying to learn everything I can about HF and digital operations. I’m also relearning Morse to complete what I had started many years back.

Activities Director: Tony Campbell, W5ADC

Tony has been an Amateur Radio Operator for over 30 years.  He first received a novice license in 1975, but let it lapse due to travel issues with his family.  After graduating from High School, in 1977, he obtained a new call sign KB5MK.  He used this call throughout college and his initial professional career in telecommunications.  When he upgraded to Extra Class, he obtained the vanity call W5ADC. He has served in various capacities in the P.A.R.K. club from a member to his current position as Activity Director.


Communications Director: Kipton Moravec, AE5IB

Kip, AE5IB, got his license in 2007. He enjoys the public service and emergency readiness aspects of Amateur Radio. He usually operates on VHF and higher, and likes to work with HSMM-MESH at 2.4 GHz. Now his weekends seem to be taken up working on the PARK repeater. You can usually find him helping out with The Plano Balloon Festival, Bike MS: Sam’s Club Round-Up Ride, the Dallas Marathon, the Blacklands Triathlon, The Plano Christmas Parade, and many other events during the year. He also is active in the Rapid Deployment, Communications Assist Group (RDCAG) to provide Winlink email service.


Webmaster: John Hatch, KF5BSS

John was licensed in 2010 and has enjoyed combining the hobby of amateur radio with his enjoyment of computers and programming. He passed his General exam a few years later at HamCom. After learning about the PSK31 HF digital mode of operation and HRD, he has taught a few classes to PARK on the subject. Currently, he is in college pursuing a degree in Computer Science.


Newsletter Editor: Richard Robertson


Public Relations: Brian Trant

 

 


Past Presidents:

Bruce Dingman, N5BYL

Bruce became a ham in 1980 as a Technician. Just a few months later he achieved Advanced. He enjoyed HF CW, but became more interested in the Public Service side. Bruce became Weather related AEC for Collin County, and served as EC for Collin County ARES for about 8 years, and then became District 5 DEC. He has previously held Communications Director, Treasurer and President offices within the PARK organization. He is an avid photographer, and is presently working as Production Manager for a small company that builds Test Equipment for the US Air Force.

 

Kipton Moravec, AE5IB

Kip, AE5IB, got his license in 2007. He enjoys the public service and emergency readiness aspects of Amateur Radio. He usually operates on VHF and higher, and likes to work with HSMM-MESH at 2.4 GHz. Now his weekends seem to be taken up working on the PARK repeater. You can usually find him helping out with The Plano Balloon Festival, Bike MS: Sam’s Club Round-Up Ride, the Dallas Marathon, the Blacklands Triathlon, The Plano Christmas Parade, and many other events during the year. He also is active in the Rapid Deployment, Communications Assist Group (RDCAG) to provide Winlink email service.

 

Charlie Taylor, K5USS

Charlie Taylor has been a licensed amateur for 8 years and holds an Extra class license. His favorite activities are contesting, VHF/UHF weak signal work, and building antennas.