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Brian Mileshosky, N5ZGT

I am active from 80 meters through 10 GHz, involved in many activities including DXing, contesting, experimenting with emerging technologies, and more. I'm a life member of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), and had the true honor and privilege of serving the League as a board member and officer for 13 years. I currently serve as a board member of the ARRL Foundation, which administers/awards scholarships for higher education and financial grants for special amateur-radio projects, and sit on the judging committee of the Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year award. As for other involvement, I organize the New Mexico QSO Party, am president of Rocky Mountain Ham Radio-New Mexico, and am a member of Ten Ten International (10x #75335).  I'm also trustee of Sandia National Laboratories Amateur Radio Club (W5MPZ), first chartered in 1947 and affiliated with ARRL in 1949.
I'm humbled to have been able to operate as DX using the calls C6A/N5ZGT, CE2/N5ZGT, CT8/N5ZGT, VP5/N5ZGT, CU7CRA (2015 WAE DX SSB contest), and XR2IARU (2016 IARU Region 2 General Assembly).  What an absolute treat it is to be on the "other side" of the pileup; I am excited for future opportunities to do so again.

Past involvement: I proudly served the members and dedicated staff of ARRL as Second Vice-President from 2016-2018, represented members of ARRL's Rocky Mountain Division (composed of ARRL's Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming sections) as Director from 2008-2016, and as Vice-Director from 2005-2008. President of Central States VHF Society (2017); Board member and/or officer of numerous local organizations including the Upper Rio FM Society, Albuquerque Amateur Radio Club, Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest, and the 2011 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention (Taos, NM); founder of the New Mexico Packet Radio Society which existed in packet's heyday; staff of the first amateur-radio direction finding (ARDF) championships in the United States (2001); staff of K2BSA at the 2001 National Scout Jamboree; station manager/coordinator of K2BSA at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree; past "Youth Forum" columnist of Worldradio magazine; and ARRL's first youth columnist.

First licensed in 1992 when I was 12 years old, ham radio is -- without any doubt -- just as exciting today as it was then. See you on the air and in the pileups!

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, September 21

3:00pm MDT