Who Is The New Idaho Section Manager?


Idaho ARRL Section

In Idaho, Dan Marler, K7REX, of Boise, will officially take over the leadership of the Idaho Field Organization from Ed Stuckey, AI7H, on April 1, who chose not to run for a new term after serving as Section Manager for more than 10 years. Marler has been an Assistant Section Manager and was the only nominee after the position was re-solicited last fall

About Dan

Dan Marler - K7REX
Dan Marler – K7REX

You will normally find him on the D-STAR XRF757A multi-mode reflector (D-STAR, DMR, Fusion), but He can also be heard on the HF digital modes (including CW).

He mainly operate from his home in Boise, Idaho, but you may also hear him from his summer cabin.

Dan was first licensed in as a Novice Class (KN7REX) in 1961 and currently holds an Amateur Extra Class license.  Amateur Radio has taken him on an incredible journey that has included a wide range of digital (including CW) and voice operating modes.  

He have served as an ARRL EC, DEC and SEC in years past currently serves as the assistant Section Manager for The Idaho Section.

Due to family health issues, the current Section Manager has asked Dan to be Acting Section Manager until he officially takes over in April.

Dan served eight years with the US Navy as a Radioman followed by several years in Information Technology (IT) working for both fortune 500 companies and in the government sector.  He retired as an IT Administrator for FLSmidth, a Denmark based global engineering company.

He also holds a FCC Commercial Radiotelephone license and a FAA Commercial Pilots license.

What are your plans or what would you like to see happen in your section during your term?

I intend to follow the ARRL’s lead in embracing change while at the same time meeting the needs of both new and the experience Amateur (Ham) Radio operators alike; there is plenty of room in this hobby for everyone.   Other changes such as those in ARRL ARES offer many challenges to overcome, and it’s only the beginning. 

I’ll be setting up a section advisory committee of hams located at different geological locations within the section to better address the ham needs while we move forward.  This and more will require a good team, and I am very pleased about those that have already stepped up to challenge.

Meanwhile, we’ve already set up a new Idaho ARRL website, we have a new Hamfest in the making  and we are working on other future projects to come.

Is there anything else that you can think or or that you are passionate about that the ham community might be interested to know about you?  

My past and present ham activities include a wide range of analog and digital modes on the HF, VHF and UHF bands. However, my passion is centered around people which is a major part of what Amateur Radio for me.

If you would like to congratulate Dan on his election to Idaho Section Manager, would like to ask him a question or would just like to say hi, he can be reached at k7rex at ARRL dot net.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope that you have found this series of blog posts about the upcoming Section Managers enjoyable. Next Monday we will be talking about the re-elected section manager for Arkansas.

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73 de Curtis, K5CLM

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