Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society

Meet the RATS Board of Directors


David Elkins - KN4LQN
I received my General class Amateur Radio license in April 2018, and upgraded to Amateur Extra in November 2018. It has been a lot of fun and I've met many great people through the RATS club. I was elected as Director of the club in 2019.

I am a Winlink gateway sysop and regular Winlink Wednesday net participant on VHF and HF, and the ARES Emergency Coordinator for Chesterfield County. My radio interests include all things packet and the sending and receiving of SSTV images.

Professionally I am a systems administrator / computer programmer utilizing the UNIX operating system and Perl programming language. I host monthly meetings of the Richmond Linux Users Group (RVALUG), and live in Chesterfield with my wife and our two children, and one cat.

Vice President




Secretary Raymond Robins - KN4OJB

Jeff Walton - KN4SYE

Judi LeHuquet - N4JDI
Director  Brewer Pedin - W4MGA
DirectorDavid Thomas - WD3O

Jason Pye - KD4LEM
My name is Jason Pye, KD4LEM. I have been licensed since 1992 here in Richmond, VA. My first exposure to ham radio came at my first Frostfest in that year. I am a local ham, born and bred here in Richmond. I joined RATS shortly after being licensed. I was active for many years on the local repeaters, then life got in the way and Ham Radio took a back seat for a while.

I enlisted in the ARMY for a short time, got married, and started to work for Goodyear Tire & Rubber, where I have been for 25+ years here in Richmond. In those years off, I upgraded to General after the license restructuring, then upgraded to Extra in 2015 at Dayton Hamvention.

I rejoined RATS by 2016 and since have been more involved in the club. I am currently a member of the Board as a director. I am also the Field Day coordinator, as well as the Frostfest sales coordinator. I am looking forward to be a longtime member of the club. I am also the Assistant Emergency Coordinator for the Hanover/Henrico County ARES team.

Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society, Inc. (RATS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. PO Box 70613, Henrico VA, 23255

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