Amateur (or Ham) Radio is a non-commercial communications service with particular emphasis on providing emergency communications. Hams contribute to the advancement of the radio art, expand the existing reservoir of trained operators, technicians and electronics experts and have a unique ability to enhance international goodwill.
George Tranos is an avid Amateur Radio operator. George’s ham radio callsign is N2GA, is active in most aspects of the hobby and is a member of a number of Amateur Radio clubs.
Some of the Amateur Radio Clubs and Organizations that George belongs to are:
- ARRL – the national association for Amateur Radio
- CQ Amateur Radio – the authority on Amateur Radio for more than 65 years
- LIMARC – the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club
- Ham Radio University – a day of education to share knowledge
- Order of Boiled Owls – New York-based Contest and DX Club
- Yankee Clipper Contest Club – large Amateur Radio contest club
George has won numerous awards including:
- 2000 Herb S. Brier, Instructor of the Year Award
- 1999 CQ WPX CW Contest, Winner – world single operator, all band, low power as VP5GA
- 2002 ARRL International DX Contest CW, Second Place World, single operator, low power as VP5GA
George Tranos has participated in four World Radiosport Team Championship events, the last in July 2018 in Wittenberg, Germany. These events are like the ham radio olympics, with the best operators from around the world competing on an even playing field. This fosters international goodwill and exemplifies the best in ham radio. George was WRTC referee in:
- 2000 in Bled, Slovenia for S549L team of RZ9UA and UA3DPX.
- 2006 in Florianopolis, Brazil for PT5X team of PY2NY and PY2EMC.
- 2010 in Moscow, Russia for R38F team of UA9AM and RU9WX.
- 2018 in Wittenberg, Germany for Y83B team of LZ5VK and RW4WR.
George has served as a leader in the Amateur Radio community as:
- ARRL Section Manager of New York City and Long Island Section from 1998 to 2006
- President of the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club 1996 to 1997
- Chairman of Ham Radio University from 2003 to 2006
- Committee member of Ham Radio University from 2000 to Present
- ARRL State Government Liaison of New York City and Long Island Section from 2003 to Present
- Contesting editor of CQ Amateur Radio Magazine from March 2011 to July 2015