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Officers and Directors

Executive Officers
Jerry Grant  KI4NUV
President
Jerry Grant is a native of Brookline, Mass but moved to Florida after graduating with a degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut. He successfully opened and ran three pharmacies in Northern Palm Beach County until 1979 when he sold his businesses. He got involved in the Real Estate Profession and successfully ran a large Real Estate Company and several well known Real Estate Schools. He became involved in Amateur Radio after retiring and has been an officer and a member of the Clubs Board of Directors for many years. He has been married for over fifty years, has two children and currently, three grandchildren.
 
Stephen Ikler  KS3K
Vice President
Steve has a BA degree from SUNY at Buffalo and a MS Ed degree from SUNY College at Buffalo. His professional career of 28 years was in College Student Financial Aid as both a Director of Financial Aid at two colleges and a financial aid systems developer for a college administrative systems company in PA. His ham radio career began in high school in 1968 with a Novice license, followed a year later with a General license and then an Advanced license several years after that. He upgraded to Amateur Extra in 2013. While living in PA, Steve was the VP and newsletter editor for the Mid-Atlantic Amateur Radio Club for 6 years. Steve has lived with his wife Gail full-time in Boynton Beach, FL for the past two years. He was a part-time Palm Beach County resident for 5 years prior to that.
 
John Stucka, Jr  N3JM
Secretary
John became an avid short wave listener by the age of 2. His first amateur radio license was a Novice class in 1960 and obtained a General license a year later. He earned a BS & MS in Electrical Engineering. He worked at IBM, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center and Bell Telephone Laboratories. John received his First Class Radio Telephone license with Ship Radar Endorsement in 1964 and upgraded to Amateur Extra in 1969. He became a Registered Professional Engineer. John graduated as a physician from medical school in 1975. He completed a radiology residency, obtained a MS in Radiology and finished a mammography fellowship. John taught in engineering and medical schools for over 20 years. His hobbies include amateur radio, antenna modeling and designing application programs.
 
Richard Smith  KM4RYM
Treasurer
I was first licensed as a HAM in March of 2016 and recently upgraded my license to a Amateur Extra in January of 2017. I have recently become a VE to assist in getting others licensed and interested in this wonderful hobby. I look forward to learning more about the hobby over the years to come. I am a long time member of The American Legion and the 40&8. I have lived in Palm Beach County for over 30 years.
 
Board of Directors
Mike McIntosh  KJ4RHP
Board Member
Former police officer worked 27 years in the electronic security business as Vice President and General Manager of Coastal Security Systems, Inc. Now fully retired, active ham and heavily involved in Arduino and other electronic projects.
 
Robert Hagans  W4SOG
Board Member
I first became an airborne radio operator in 1948. I got my Conditional Class license in 1950 as W4SOG and have held Greek, German and Bahamian licenses. I let my Conditional license expire after five years and in 1988 got another license as N4PZN while working in the Bahamas. When authorized I recovered my old call of W4SOG. I spend a lot of time in the Ham Shack at the South Florida Since Center and I now serve as Volunteer Examiner. My main interest is to get others interested and licensed in amateur radio.
 
Jim Nagle  KF4OD
Board Member