WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #33
MIKE COREY KI1U TO BE THE ARRL HEADQUARTERS REPRESENTATIVE AT TAMPA BAY HAMFEST THIS WEEKEND.
The 42nd Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and the 17th ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention will be conjointly held on Friday December 8th and Saturday December 9th at the Expo Center on the Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds in Plant City. The guest from ARRL Headquarters for the Tampa Bay Hamfest and the ARRL West Central Florida Section Convention will be Mike Corey KI1U, the ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager.
Mike has been the ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager since April 2010. Prior to joining the ARRL Headquarters staff, Mike worked in law enforcement in Indiana and Mississippi. Mike has also served as an emergency management volunteer, disaster response volunteer, reserve police officer, law enforcement academy and public safety instructor, and on emergency operations center staff. Mike, along with Vic Morris, AH6WX, is the author of the ARRL publication Storm Spotting and Amateur Radio.
Mike has been licensed since 1988 and holds an Amateur Extra class license, additionally he holds Canadian basic and advanced qualifications and is licensed as VE9IU. Besides ARES and SKYWARN Mike’s interests in Amateur Radio are diverse; DXing, contesting, CW, satellites, digital modes, and being on the business end of the pile up are a few of his favorite activities.