ARRL Forum: 9-10AM: Salon A-B-C
ARRL West Gulf Division Director
John Robert Stratton N5AUS
conducts this year's ARRL Forum
with Vice Director
.Lee Cooper W5LHC
Guest speaker this year is Norm Fusaro W3IZ, Director of Operations at the ARRL.
Norm Fusaro, W3IZ has been a licensed Amateur since 1984. An Extra class operator, he enjoys contesting and DXing and casual operating on the HF bands. Norm is a native of Pennsylvania and grew up in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. He and his wife Debbie, W3DAF, now reside in Bristol, CT.
As the Director of Operations at HQ, Norm is responsible for the programs and services that create value for members of ARRL. These programs include; DXCC and awards; LoTW; ARRL Lab and Technical Information Service; W1AW; QST and publications; ARES and Emergency Preparedness; Affiliated Clubs and Field Services; Regulatory Information; and VEC license exams. In addition to his work at HQ, Norm works with other IARU societies promoting on-the air activity.
Before joining the ARRL, Norm had taught many Amateur Radio licensing classes and has mentored dozens of hams. He is proud of the fact that many of these people that he has tutored have given back to the Amateur community by becoming active operators, mentors and officers in local clubs.