Welcome to the Radio Amateur Society of Norwich

Current RASON Officer Biography Page

Current officers as of March 2021

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Mark Noe KE1IU President
Mark is a native of Williamsville, NY, a small suburb of Buffalo. He moved to Southeastern CT in 1996 and currently lives in East Lyme. He received his Novice license at the age of 10 after his grandfather, who repaired televisions on the side, got him interested in electronics. He presently holds an Extra class license and enjoys many aspects of amateur radio: homebrewing, foxhunting, light contesting (Field Day), experimenting with digital modes, operating satellites, working terrestrial VHF and DXing. In addition to amateur radio, Mark enjoys computer programming, home automation and home improvement projects. Trained as an organic chemist, Mark leads a research group in the pharmaceutical industry. He finds a lot of connections between the thought processes used for designing / building molecules and electronic circuits. Marks children are also licensed amateur radio operators and members of RASON: Payton (KC1IVR) and Palmer (KC1LXO).
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Joe Jackson K1BHM Vice President
Joe was born in Norwich CT in March, 1952. He is a retired machinist supervisor with 46 years of service at Electric Boat Corporation, Groton, CT. Joe has extensive experience as a first responder. He has been a member of East Great Plain Volunteer Fire Company for 33 Years, where he presently serves Assistant Fire Chief. He has also been an Emergency Medical Technician/Responder since 1988. Joe has been a licensed amateur radio operator since 2015. He obtained his General class license in 2016 and served as an ARRL VE since 2020. His primary interests in amateur radio include HF, VHF and UHF operating, DMR and foxhunting. Aside from amateur radio, Joe enjoys SCUBA diving, hunting, trap shooting, fishing and boating. He is an FAA licensed drone pilot.
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Chip Griffin N1MIE Secretary
Chip was born in Kittery, ME. His father was a career Navy officer so he travelled around the US and the world as a child. After high school Chip enlisted in the Navy and served for a little over 8 years on submarines. He moved to Norwich in 1990 for his last duty assignment in Groton. Chips first exposure to ham radio was via his maternal grandfather (now SK) and one of his uncles, both of whom were licensed as far back as he can remember. While living in Japan in the 1970s he once spent an afternoon with a Japanese ham trying to make a scheduled contact with his grandfather. Unfortunately they were not successful. Chip was initially licensed in 1992 as N1MIE and has kept that call continuously ever since. He presently holds an Extra class license. His interests in the hobby include: DX, foxhunting, digital modes on HF as well as DMR & DSTAR. Chips wife Liz is licensed as N1MLG and the eldest of his two sons, Emmet, is licensed as KB1HNQ.
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Dave Carberry WA1IKN Treasurer
Dave was born 1939 in New Haven, CT and raised in Hamden. Graduated from Connecticut School of Electronics 1960 and joined the US Army. At Sandia Base, Albuquerque, NM, completed Army Nuclear Weapons training and retained there as an instructor. While in NM obtained FAA Pilots License Single Engine Land. Graduated from University of New Haven in 1967 with BSEE. Began engineering career at Electric Boat R&D 7 years in Sonar Calibration Program followed by Trident Submarine Command & Control Test Program, during which time earned MS in Computers from UNH. In 1967 obtained FCC Novice WN1IKN and Tech Licenses as WA1IKN, which is still current Extra call. Member with SCRAMS when it was founded in 1967 in Groton. Active EMT 1977 to 2004 with Ledyard Ambulance. Married 1968 in North Haven, CT and raised 3 daughters, none of which have any aspirations to become Radio Amateurs, yet. Interests include shortwave utility and Public Safety monitoring. Enjoy 10m SSB plus 6 and 2m repeater DXing.