ARRL Pacific Division

Pacific Division Leadership

Division Director

Jim Tiemstra, K6JAT

ARRL Experience: In 1998, incorporated the Oakland Radio Communication Association (ORCA), an ARRL affiliated club, was a founding director and became its first president. Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC) of the ARRL's East Bay Section from January 13, 2008, to June 21, 2009. He is a Life Member of the ARRL, and served as Vice Director of the ARRL's Pacific Division from 2009 through 2017. On January 20, 2018, he became the Division's Director.

Operating Experience: Ham Radio pastimes include contesting, DXing and DXpeditions. Has held the callsigns: V26JAT and 3D2TJ, as well as having operated as PJ2/K6JAT and KH6/K6JAT, and from V26DX and KH6RS.

Clubs/Foundations: ORCA, NCCC, NCDXC and MARC. Supports various foundations.

E-mail Jim at or call him at (510) 569-6963.


Division Vice Director

Kristen McIntyre, K6WX

Kristen, from 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 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 license.

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.

E-mail Kristen at