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George W. Hippisley, W2RU
Roanoke Division Director
981 Circle Creek Road
Penhook VA 24137-1344
540 576-2527

(Credit photo: KC1HSX)


George W. “Bud” Hippisley, W2RU, was elected Director of the ARRL Roanoke Division in late 2018 and took office on January 1st of 2019. He was originally from Auburn, New York and was first licensed at age 14. He formerly held the callsigns K2KIR and K1WJD.

Bud has been active in traffic handling and emergency communications since age 15, and he received the George Hart Distinguished Service Award in 2010. He was named to the League’s A-1 Operator Club while still a teen, and has earned 60-wpm code proficiency awards over the air and at hamfests. Past ARRL appointments include Eastern Area Net Manager and Eastern Area Chair of the National Traffic System (NTS), Section Emergency Coordinator (WNY), Official Relay Station, and Official Observer. Bud is a former program chairman for the Rochester (NY) Hamfest / Atlantic Division Convention, and has served as president of multiple radio clubs, most recently the Franklin County (VA) Amateur Radio Club, K4UK.

Bud holds a BSEE degree from MIT and was formerly Chief Operating Officer of a CATV equipment manufacturer and Executive Director for a statewide industry association. He and his wife Linda, KA2WIN, have lived in Penhook, Virginia for the past six years, where they are active in their church and community service organizations.

More information about W2RU can be found HERE.

ARRL Roanoke Division Director N2COP

William C. Morine, N2COP
Roanoke Division Vice Director
101 Windlass Drive
Wilmington NC 28409-2030
910 452-1770

(Credit photo: KC1HSX)


William C. “Bill” Morine, N2COP, became the Vice Director of the ARRL Roanoke Division in January of 2015 by appointment of ARRL President Kay Craigie, N3KN, to fill out the term of Roanoke Division Vice Director Jim Boehner, N2ZZ, who succeeded Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, as Division Director. He won election to the position and began a full term of office on January 1st of 2019.

Bill had been ARRL North Carolina Section Manager since 2010 and was ARRL North Carolina Section Public Information Coordinator for many years, having been the 2001 recipient of the ARRL’s Philip J. McGan award for public relations. He served as Chairman of the ARRL Public Relations Committee and is still very active in sharing the ham radio message to the wider audience.

First licensed in 1970, he is a Life Member of the ARRL, QCWA and OOTC. Bill holds an Amateur Extra ticket. He holds WAS and WAC certificates and has served twice on the staff of K2BSA, the Boy Scout National Jamboree station. He has helped over two thousand scouts learn the Radio Merit Badge and over two hundred of them become licensed.

Originally from Massachusetts, Bill resides in Wilmington, North Carolina and is Vice President of Morine Financial Services, Inc. His two sons are also licensed: Grant, W4GHM, and Reid, W4RSM. Little known facts: Bill has crossed North America at least five times by train (please answer if you ever hear him sign “railroad mobile”), and he takes great pride in his ability to correctly answer questions on “Final Jeopardy.”

More information about N2COP can be found HERE.


Don Daso, K4ZA
Contest Advisory Committee
515 Withershinn Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262-0477

Robert “Gary” Dixon, K4MQG
DX Advisory Committee
1606 Crescent Ridge
Fort Mill, SC 29715-9138
(803) 547-7450

Charles R. Littlewood, K4HF
8311 Hempshire Place #103
Raleigh, NC 27613-1323
(919) 872-6555

Raymond “Woody” Woodward, K3VSA
4008 New Sharon Church Road
Hillsborough, NC 27278-8042
(919) 732-9895

Al Crawford, WA4TCJ
1304 Phelps West Road
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-9621
(919) 552-6411

Ronnie A. Bolton, WU4G
12491 Ashcake Road
Ashland, VA 23005-3067
(804) 798-5191

David R. Jones Jr, N4JED
5207 Burnt Quarter Drive
Vinton, VA 24179-1103
(703) 890-2034

John C. Kanode, N4MM
1741 Old Chapel Road
Boyce, VA 22620-9718

Lewis B. Steingold, W4BLO
1008 Crabbers Cove Lane
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-4610

Benny H. Baddley, W4FQT
11906 Wayland Street
Oakton, VA 22124-2230

Donald F. Lynch Jr, W4ZYT
1517 W Little Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-4717
(757) 486-0728

Garry H. Ritchie, W8OI
19 Pinecrest Drive
Huntington, WV 25705-3439

Hal Turley, W8HC
2309 Lincoln Avenue
Saint Albans, WV 25177-3239


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