Ambassadors

The CWops Ambassador Program

CWops ambassadors are members who have been specially chosen by the CWops president to represent the club in ambassadorial areas of the world. Those who are interested in various CWops activities and who want to learn more about our programs or attaining membership should email the ambassador closest to his/her QTH. CWops ambassadors are knowledgeable about all aspects of CWops and active in some or all activities.

Current List of CWops Ambassadors

United States

Area Ambassador e-mail
Northwest Willie Baber
WJ9B
wlbaber@
bellsouth.net
Southwest Arkady Ten
NU6N
nu6n@
yahoo.com
North Central Charlie Van Way
N0CVW
cvanway@
kc.rr.com
South Central Keith Dutson
NM5G
kdutson@
sbcglobal.net
New England Bruce Blain
K1BG
bruce.blain@
charter.net
North Mid Atlantic John W. Thompson, K3MD k3md009@
gmail.com
Southeast Juan Lopez
AC6ZM
jloz34@
hotmail.com

Canada

Area Ambassador e-mail
Western Carole Eng,
VA7QCE
va7qce.cwops@
hotmail.com
Eastern Serge Bertuzzo
VA3SB
smbertuzzo@
bell.net

Europe

Area Ambassador e-mail
NWE Stewart Rolfe, GW4J gw0etf@btinternet.com
SWE Bertrand Banlier, F6HKA f6hka@aol.com
NCE
SCE
EE

Asia

Area Ambassador e-mail
RUA
CN
JA Dai Nagakura, JF2IWL jf2iwl@59925.org
MEA
SA

Oceania

Area Ambassador e-mail
OC James Fleming, VK4TJF leartez@bigpond.com

Africa

Area Ambassador e-mail
AFN
AFS Raoul Coetzee, ZS1C raoulcoetzee@yahoo.com

South America

Area Ambassador e-mail
SAN Jan-Claude Mercier, FG8NY fg8ny@hotmail.fr
SAS

The CWops ambassador program, sanctioned by our directors and members, is moving forward. There are seven maps: United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa and South America, with the ambassadorial ‘areas’ delineated. For example, in the US, the NE area is the states that normally have 1, 2, 3 or 8 in the callsigns. The SE is the states with a 4 in the callsign.

If you look for your QTH, you will find it in one of the ambassadorial areas. These were drawn up based on geography, not the numbers of licensed amateurs. Some areas include multiple countries with different local languages. In only rare cases is an ambassador a ‘national’ appointment (e.g. China and Japan). Most ambassadors will cover two or more states, provinces or countries.

map of United States

areas:

NW, SW, N.Central, S.Central, NE, SE

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map of Canada

areas:

WCA, ECA

 

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map of Europe

areas:

NWE, SWE, NCE, SCE, EE

 

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map of Asia

areas:

RUA, CN, JA, MEA, SA

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map of Oceania

areas:

OC

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map of Africa

areas:

AFN, AFS

 

 

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map of South America

areas:

SAN, SAS

 

 

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Peter Butler, W1UU

The Ambassador Committee Chairman, Peter Butler, W1UU (w1uu.peter@gmail.com),  advises the Board of Directors and the President of CWops to strengthen the outreach to our membership. Ambassadors will be appointed based on their locations within an ambassadorial area. CWops activity is a key qualifier. In essence an ambassador is expected to represent CWops at ham events (if any) in his/her area. An ambassador should be able to speak, with assurance, about all CWops activities and programs. Ambassadors will have at their disposal presentations that can be used at an event. In addition, an ambassador can request a CWops banner and sample awards to be used for a booth at a large ham event. For example, the club currently has banners and samples for use in North America (Dayton), Japan (Tokyo Ham Fair) and Europe (Friedrichshafen).

Ambassadors are also encouraged to write articles for publication by ham media in their area (if any). Depending on the number of ambassadors who are serving, each will be asked, from time to time, to provide a report for Solid Copy. The ambassador program will make a very strong statement about the international character of CWops. Today, the club membership is largely made up of US amateurs. There are many qualified CW operators in other areas of the world who do not know about CWops, yet. Our ambassadors are expected to reach out to these people and, at least, make them aware of CWops and its activities and programs.