Director 1984 - 1987
John C. Kanode
QCWA # 11407
First licensed in August 1952 as WN4WSF. Upgraded to General in May 1953 and to Amateur Extra in December 1958.
Served as manager of the W4/K4/N4 ARRL QSL Bureau in the 1970's. Elected ARRL Vice Director for the Roanoke Division in 1981 and to ARRL Director in 1989. Elected ARRL Vice President in 2000.
Received the ARRL Roanoke Division Special Service Award in 1984 and was inducted into the CQ DX Hall of Fame in 2000.
Past calls held were W4WSF, K5UYF, HP1XWS, KZ5II (Canal Zone), PJ9KK, KK4ITU, KJ4ITU.
Served on the ARRL DX and Contest Advisory Committees and the CQ DX Awards Committee and the CQ Contest Committee.
Member of the North Shenandoah DX Association, National Capitol DX Association, Potomac Valley Radio Club and the Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club.
Life member of ARRL, QCWA, AMSAT, INDXA and IARC.
Elected ARRL Honorary Vice President in January 2003.
Top of the Honor Roll for DXCC, DXCC Challenge Award 2956
Member: The ARRL Maxim Society
March 6, 2015