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George S Dively Building
11240 Bellflower Road Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106, United States
Ward is the Lead Editor of the ARRL Handbook and the ARRL Antenna Book. He is the author of all three ARRL License Manuals and the Q&A Study Guides. He released the well-received "Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur" in 2017. His 15 years of the monthly QST column "Hands-On Radio" has concluded but the columns are available in book form as a three-volume set. He also serves as a Contributing Editor to the ARRL and consults on a variety of projects and programs in the ARRL Contest Branch. He was awarded the ARRL's Bill Orr Technical Writing Award for a second time in 2016. You will also find his byline in the popular Wiley "for Dummies" series; Ham Radio (with a 3rd edition released in 2018), Two-Way Radios and Scanners, and Circuitbuilding Do-It-Yourself.
An electrical engineer, he designed microprocessor-based products and medical devices for twenty years before beginning a second career as a teacher and writer. Ward was first licensed in 1972 as WNØGQP and enjoys DXing, contesting (elected to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 2015), and participating on his local emergency communications team. He is a co-founder of the World Radiosport Team Championships and is President of the Yasme Foundation.
Outside of ham radio, Ward plays the mandolin, dabbles in digital photography, and enjoys canoeing, kayaking, and Frisbee golf.