Klub Officers

We have ten Board members;

AL7BW   Darryl Ault         President

KL2UF    Ben Downing     Vice President

AL1V      April Ault            Secretary

KL4PZ    Karren Upcraft  Treasurer

KL4KN   Vern Culp

KL4EL    Todd Dokey

AL5X      David Lowrance

KL4KQ   Al Stevens

NL7BY   Mike Sullivan

KL6G     Mike White

Lifetime Honorary Members

KL7BUS Walter Dangle


Old Sitka Radio Club Boosts New One


Category: Local News

Created on Friday, 07 April 2017 20:16

Published on Friday, 07 April 2017 20:16

By Sentinel Staff

Walter Dangel, who was a founder of Sitka Amateur Radio Club, first licensed in 1956, has joined the SHARKs.

That’s the Sitka Ham Amateur Radio Klub, which has been newly established in Sitka, 60 years after Dangel, who came to Sitka with the U.S. Army during World War II, helped set up the first club.

Darryl Ault, left, president of Sitka Ham Amateur Radio Klub, presents a lifetime membership to Walter Dangel, who helped found the Sitka Amateur Radio Club, licensed in 1956. (Photo provided)

Over the years Sitka Amateur Radio  Club has grown inactive, so to help the new one get established Dangel allowed its members to resurrect and make functional the Sitka Amateur Radio Club’s two meter repeater.

And although he’s 95, Dangel (call sign KL7BUS) still talks on the radio and became a member of  SHARK.

In appreciation of his help and interest, the new club presented Dangel with an Honorary Lifetime Membership during the group’s general meeting in April.

“Walt’s a great guy,” said Darryl Ault, president of SHARK  who helped arrange for the honorary membership. “He has some good stories to tell” about the communications ham radios operators have provided over the years.

“Walt’s inspirational, full of knowledge ... a piece of history,” Ault said.

KK7i Richard Smith

2018 This years recipient of the SHARK Sitka Ham Amateur Radio Klub's Lifetime Honorary Membership. We all congradulate you on many years of "on-air" activities and the knowledge you have brought to the klub.

Members & Associate Members

Additional Information

KL7PA Paul Arvin

KE6ECT Robert Brown


KL4QG Joe Conover


KL7BUS Walter Dangel


KL7JVD Jeffrey Deaner


KL4ML Jake Denherder


KL7MS Gary Downie


Ki7RLD Clarice Gregory


Ki7CKD Norman Gregory


KL4PV Matt Hunter


KL4KR Karl Jennings


KL4MJ Kendra Jennings


KL4MK Chris Johnson


KA7MRM John Little


KK7i Richard Smith


KL4PJ Jordan Snow


KL4KU Joe Stalder


KL4Pi Luke Starbuck


KL4KP Jay Stelzenmuller


KL4NP Richard Wein 


KL4NQ Richard Whipkey


KE7FXM Jimmy Wills


Mary Todd Andersen


Christina Righter

Dues for your SHARK Membership


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Full Membership annual dues of $50.00 per member. Initiation fee for new members shall be $25.00 for the first year. Dues shall be payable in April of each year.  Full members who fail to pay their dues by the end of the second calendar quarter (June 30th) shall become Associate club members. 

Dues and membership cost is defined as;

  1. $25 – Klub Initiation fee (Dues for 1st year 1st time members)
  2. $50 – Basic Membership fee (Dues after 1st year) 
  3. $00 – Hamsters (Associate Members, 17 and under at no charge until age 18)
  4. $00 – Honorary Lifetime Membership