The West Gulf Division wishes to thank Tom Comstock, N5TC for his thirty years of ARRL service. Over the years, Tom has served not only as a past Vice Director and Director for the West Gulf Division, but also as an ARRL Foundation Director serving as the Chairperson for the Scholarship Committee for ten or more years. Tom reflects that his service on the ARRLF was a joy to him because of his strong belief that the future of our country lies in the education of young people.
As a Director, Tom was instrumental in helping to get Amateur Radio EMCOMM services into the digital age. He counts this endeavor as his hardest battle won while on the ARRL Board of Directors. Tom’s love in Amateur Radio is working CW. He was a Transcontinental Corps member of the NTS for many years and notably was their first digital operator. Having been a member of the Texas Traffic Net during that period, he served as Net Control and Manager of the net. He was also a member and Net Control of both the RN5 and Texas CW nets for a number of years. Tom’s second love was DX-ing and proudly has the ARRL DXCC Award for his efforts.
Over the years, Tom has shepherded and assisted many ARRL volunteers along the way including President Emeritus Jim Haynie, W5JBP, Former Division Director Coy Day, N5OK and current Director David Woolweaver, K5RAV as well as countless WGD Section Managers, Section Emergency Managers and other ARRL volunteers. The WGD Leadership, the ARRL and the ARRL Foundation thanks, Life Member Tom Comstock, N5TC for his generous and fruitful efforts over the past 30 years.