June 2012

SCV Section Members;

It's with great excitement and enthusiasm I introduce and pass the
virtual baton to our new Santa Clara Valley Section Manager Brandon
Bianchi, NI6C. 

Originally licensed in April 1995 as KE6THG, he upgraded to General in
2006 (taking the call N6OOB) and Extra in 2007 when he changed to his
current call of NI6C. He is also licensed in Switzerland as HB9EGB.

Brandon has been an active member of numerous amateur radio communities
over the past 15 years and grew up around amateur radio. His father Jim
Bianchi, W6DIA and sister Brittany Newell, KG6GIX are also active
amateur operators. 

Most recently he has been serving in the role of Assistant Section
Manager for the Santa Clara Valley (SCV) over the past term. Brandon
has also held various other positions for clubs and groups throughout
the state including net control operator, publications editor and board
member. He is a VE and enjoys DXing and emergency communications. 

When not involved in amateur radio, he works as a Senior Network
Engineer and enjoys scuba and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Be sure to give a huge Thank you to Brandon for stepping up to the
challenge of this role for our section. We are very lucky to have him
and look forward to his leadership. 

73 de K6TT

ARRL Santa Clara Valley Section
Section Manager: Phil Steffora, K6TT