Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T joining Radio Arcala in their mission of revitalizing Amateur Radio with a youth dimension. Hans is President of IARU Region I and President of EUDXF - not stranger of operating radio in a heat of competition.
Mike Styrefors, SM2O as an expert of IP controlled radios and accessory applications. Mike is developer of natural taste and straight driven radio controllers with no PCs involved. Next in line is S/W driven radio and making two contest graded radios talk to each other over the world wide web; See http://remoterig.com/
Jose Melo, CU2CE is the original founder and host of the CR2X/CU2A operations from the Azores. He is a 160M powerhouse and always ready for a good Top Band run but also an asset for making sure that the operator in motion feels comfortable and can enjoy an uninterrupted run. Jose is busy with his bank's wealth management operations and rarely gets home for sunset openings.
Francisco Gil, CU2DX knows how to get his own super-station up to satisfy his professional telecoms appetite, and you just cannot miss his huge 80M beam along the highway. Call Francisco and there will be an immediate solution to everything with a smile! Francisco likes contesting as it ties in well with his analytical approach. Now back on his island of origin, Francisco is in charge of real-estate development.
Jeff Steinman, N5TJ three-time WRTC winner and current holder of both CW and SSB SOAB World Records for CQWW will return now to the European scene. Jeff is a telecoms professional, based in Texas but now working for a telecom company with HQ in Northern Europe.
Carsten Esch, DL6LAU will bring RTTY activity to Radio Arcala, and both CR2X and OH8X will soon hit the digital front. Carsten is a multi-talented contester and seasoned visitor to the North and resonates well with the harsh life and frozen landscapes of the Far North.
Kazunori Watanabe, JK3GAD will activate OH8X in Asian-based contests, such as the All Asia and JDX contests, adding a Japanese flavor to the OH8X signal and into the hearts of his countrymen and Japanese media. Kazu is a seasoned traveler and comes from the fine AH2R team.
Radio Arcala is pleased to have these people joining its ranks in many interesting endeavors.