Convention Keynote Address

Convention Keynote Address: Growing Amateur Radio

Bob will begin the opening ceremony with a brief 9/11 memorial. He will then follow with his keynote address.

There is no shortage of new ham radio licensees each year — approximately 30,000. But only a fraction ever become active. Bob will share stories, perspective, and ARRL initiatives intended to develop more active, involved, and engaged radio amateurs.

Time: 9:00 - 9:50 AM, Saturday, September 11th
Location: Salon A

About Bob Inderbitzen

Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R, is the Product Development Manager for ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio®, and has been on the ARRL HQ staff for 30 years. He advances, with his staff colleagues, ideas that lead to new and improved ARRL membership programs, services, and products. Bob obtained his first ham radio license as a 6th-grader in 1981, and was president of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Wireless Association from 1987-90. Today, Bob’s interests in ham radio include HF and portable operating, and station integration-and-control using the Raspberry Pi. He is an ARRL Diamond Club Life Member and a contributor to ARRL’s Second Century Campaign.