K1AMP - Amber Pelletier Journal

Amber Pelletier is a communications specialist and procedure writer for Bank of America in Dallas, Texas. She has worked as a freelance reporter for The Attleboro Sun Chronicle in Attleboro, Mass., and the Pensacola News Journal in Pensacola, Fla. She worked as an editorial assistant and reporter for Mass High Tech newspaper in Boston; where she also assisted with page layout and copy editing. Previous experience also includes working as a reporter for the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., managing editor and sports editor for the University of West Florida's newspaper The Voyager and working as a chyron operator at WEAR TV3 designing graphics for the morning newscasts.

Amber received her Master's degree in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College in Boston in May 2009. She received her Bachelor's degree in Communications with a specialization in Journalism from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla.

She earned her Technician Class amateur radio license in August 2011 while visiting Massachusetts. Her vanity call sign, K1AMP, was chosen by Craig Pelletier. Craig earned his call sign N1XAC in 1996 and is Amber's husband. He initially designed it to help her remember her call sign since she was new to amateur radio. The number one because of the region she earned her license in and AMP are the initials in her name, Amber Michelle Pelletier.

They are members of the Ellis County Amateur Radio Club in Texas and enjoy volunteering at local Ham Radio conventions and participating at local events where they can use their amateur radio experience. They are true Hams on go as they love to travel to new and exciting places and also enjoy geocaching among many other things.

May 28, 2012