George W. “Bud” Hippisley, W2RU

Roanoke Division Director-Elect

November 17, 2018 Update

Election day has come and gone. I am honored to be chosen by voting members of ARRL’s Roanoke Division to be your Director for the next three years.

To answer questions some of you have been asking in the wake of yesterday’s vote tallies:

As future events unfold and additional information becomes available, I will provide updates here or at a clearly identified successor to this site.

Again, “Thank you!” to all of you who voted for Board transparency — and especially to those of you, both within and outside our Roanoke Division, who helped spread that message in other ways, as well. From the beginning of my campaign, this has always been about striving for “a better ARRL”.

73 —
Bud, W2RU
Penhook, VA

October 26, 2018 Update

From what I can tell by listening to other folks, just about everyone in the Roanoke Division who intends to vote has done so already. Since I don’t anticipate any additional major campaign expenses, I am ending my request for financial contributions, and have removed that page from this web site.

However, even if this year’s campaign is virtually over except for the vote counting, important issues remain. It has been my privilege during the past two months to receive some extremely well thought out comments about various aspects of ARRL in particular and amateur radio in general. I have saved all these comments — and have begun to build “topic” files — in case I am elected Roanoke Division Director. But regardless of who wins the election, I hope all of you who are nurturing deeply held beliefs about the way things “should be” or “could be” will continue to examine those issues and make sure in 2019 that your Director knows what is important to you.

Finally, and regardless of the outcome this coming November 16th, to those who have already contributed — whether with money, time and effort, ideas, or promoting my candidacy to other voting members — please accept my heartfelt thanks. When I decided to run for Roanoke Division Director, I had but one objective: to make ARRL better. As we go forward beyond this election period, please make that your continuing objective, too.

Bud, W2RU


This is the Home page for the W2RU Roanoke Division Director 2018 campaign. You’ve probably come here to learn more about me and what I stand for. If so, the tabs at the top of this page will take you to other pages covering specific aspects of me as an individual and identifying the reasons(s) I have chosen to run against the incumbent.

Critical Dates

If you are a voting member of ARRL as of this past September 10th, you should have received a paper ballot in the mail around the beginning of October. Please mark on your calendar ⎯ or add an alarm on your cell phone ⎯ that your properly filled-out ballot must be back at ARRL before noon on Friday, November 16th. This means you will need to mail it by Friday, November 9th or sooner ⎯ or use an overnight delivery service no later than during the day Wednesday, November 14th ⎯ to be sure your vote is counted! The Schedule page shows detailed schedule of what happens between now and the end of the 2018 election season.

How to Help

Time is short. If you feel you know enough about me and my position on key issues affecting ARRL and amateur radio to vote for me, please tell your friends who haven’t that I am running for Roanoke Division Director — just like K1SO is with the photo below. We need to get the word to those who may not be aware of the important issues that will be decided by this election.

Photo courtesy of NZ6T and WM3T

Content Updates

Because I was a late entrant into this year’s election process, and because it took me four iterations before ARRL’s “Ethics and Elections Committee” deemed my ballot statement “acceptable”, I’m going to be adding material to this web site throughout the rest of September and perhaps on into the beginning of October. So please check back here from time to time to see what’s new.

If you have comments or questions for me about the campaign, please e-mail

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this site will answer your questions and give you plenty of reasons to vote for W2RU for Roanoke Division Director!

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