January 25, 2015

From QCWA Headquarters

QCWA Bulletin 2015-002 - QCWA Employs New General Manager, Tom Loughney, AJ4XM

The QCWA Board of Directors are pleased to announce the employment of Tom Loughney, AJ4XM as the ninth QCWA General Manager.

Loughney has a BS in Broadcasting from the University of Florida and resides in West Palm Beach, Florida with his companion Genie. He got started in amateur radio in 1955 with a Hallicrafters S-38B given to him by his uncle who was a Ham. He began as a SWL, but soon knew he wanted to be a Ham and received his Novice license in mid-1956.
Loughney got into commercial broadcasting during high school from Hams he met at local radio stations and majored in Broadcasting at the University of Florida. His ham license expired a couple of times and he had to retest to get a new ham ticket. In 2010 he went from Technician to Extra Class in one session. He is an ARRL and W5YI instructor and an ARRL and Laurel VE. He was President of the West Palm, Beach Amateur Radio Group for 2011 & 2012, and they were selected as the Club of the Year at the 2013 Dayton Hamvention. 

Some of the companies Loughney worked for over the past years have been WCKT-TV (Now WSVN - Miami) and KOB-TV (Albuquerque), LYNX Business Computer Systems, Inc, Allen Test products, Bear Automotive, Sun Electric, FirstCall Communications/American Telnet, RX Data Systems, Inc., Advanced Radio Services, and most recently the US Department of Commerce.

On behalf of the QCWA members and Board of Directors, we look forward to working with Mr. Loughney. When you see him at a Hamfest or flea market, please welcome him to the QCWA family.


Ken Oelke, VE6AFO
President, Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc.