BIO: John Cole N1QFH

John is a retired IT app developer in insurance, semiconductor, consumer battery, and health care industries. He relocated from Maine to Delray Beach, Florida with his wife Beryl who is a retired dental hygienist. They are parents to five children and grandparents to four grandchildren.

Up north, John was a Board Member and volunteer on various non-profits that range from health care, athletics and education. These included School Board, Conservation Commission, Vernal Pool Studies, Wrestling Boosters at various schools, Regional Meet Director at Wrestling Championships, Maine Dental Hygienists Association, Maine Interscholastic Wrestling Officials Association. John provided (at no-cost) web-master and development support for several of these nonprofits. He is a retired NCAA and NFHS wrestling official. His past-times include ocean kayaking, SCUBA, hiking, spiritual studies, legacy writing, amateur radio, fraternal organizations (AF&AM), coaching, nature research and community volunteering.

Presently, he is a volunteer for Delray PD and Arthur R Marshall National Wildlife Refuse at Boynton Beach. John was recently elected to the BRARA Board of Directors.

His dad, Charles N1ESW (SK), was his Elmer along with John’s Uncle Frank N1DZI (SK). John’s participation goal for BRARA is to provide custodial services in whatever opportunity is presented.