Kristen McIntyre, K6WX, of Fremont, California, has been appointed
Pacific Division Vice Director, ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has
announced. The appointment came upon the recommendation of Director Jim
Tiemstra, K6JAT, who succeeded long-time Pacific Division Director Bob
Vallio, W6RGG, upon Vallio’s election as ARRL Second Vice President.
McIntyre, who has served as ARRL Technical
Coordinator for the East Bay Section, says on
her QRZ.com profile that she’s been interested
in radio since she was about 5 years old. She
got her Technician ticket in the late 1970s
while a student at Massachusetts Institute of
Technology. After letting her license expire,
she re-licensed and obtained her Amateur Extra
She also is licensed in Japan, her second home, as JI1IZZ. McIntyre is
president of the Palo Alto Amateur Radio Club and is a senior software
engineer at Apple.