John T. Arthur
John T. Arthur (Chairperson) has always been interested in pirate radio, verifying several AM and FM pirates in the 1960s. His first shortwave pirate was Radio Confusion in 1978, and everything went downhill from there. He's rebuilt or modified several transmitters - even operated a few - and has verified more than 300 different North American shortwave pirate stations. John got interested in SW radio on 1957 when he was given the innards of an old Philco 3-band radio and verified Radio Australia. He joined his first radio club, NASA, in 1962, and originated a MWDX column for them. John was a Charter Member of The A*C*E, writing the QSL column "Veried Response" for more than 17 years, and handling the duties of Managing Editor and Publisher from May 2000 until September 2005. He was also a member of and QSL editor for the preceding pirate club "Free Radio Campaign - USA". Over the years John has been instrumental in running several mail drops. John says that he will probably never grow up, "Why grow up when you're having so much fun?".