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Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:

from The ARRL Letter, Vol 25, No 37 on September 15, 2006
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Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:

Well-known Amateur Radio industry personality Chip Margelli, K7JA, has joined Heil Sound Ltd http://www.heilsound.com/ as vice president of sales and marketing. Heil Sound President Bob Heil, K9EID, and his wife Sarah announced September 14 that Margelli will be responsible for all national and international Amateur Radio sales and marketing plans. Margelli, who for many years has been associated with the Yaesu Amateur Radio brand and regularly fronted that manufacturer's hamfest concessions all over the US, says he's "honored and excited" to be making the move to Heil Sound.

"Heil Sound is a dynamic, growing, and creative enterprise, and I look forward to being a part of their bright future," Margelli commented.

Calling it "an historic day for Amateur Radio," Heil said Margelli "brings his great passion and knowledge of Amateur Radio to this new post." He cited Margelli's more than 40 years of experience and expertise as a DXer, DXpeditioner, contester and top-notch CW operator "along with his great knowledge of just about every radio in existence" as assets that will benefit Heil Sound's dealers and customers worldwide.

Licensed since 1963, Margelli is an ARRL Life Member. He also belongs to AMSAT and the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA). He and his wife Janet, KL7MF, live in Garden Grove, California.

Margelli has authored articles for QST, QCWA Journal, CQ and CQ VHF magazines. His most recent contribution for QST was "Field Day 2003 from Cuba," which appeared in the December 2003 issue. Margelli enjoys operating on all amateur bands from HF through UHF -- including "weak-signal" terrestrial and moonbounce work and satellite operation -- and has a special fondness for 6 meters. Beyond ham radio, Margelli enjoys photography, astronomy and running marathons.

Margelli holds both bachelor's and master's degrees (political science and business administration, respectively) from the University of Washington. He speaks fluent Japanese.

In May 2005, Margelli and partner Ken Miller, K6CTW, enjoyed their "15 minutes of Amateur Radio fame" with an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on NBC. Using Morse code, the two radio amateurs went head to head with US cell-phone text messaging champ Ben Cook and his partner to see which mode would get the message through in the shortest time. Margelli, Miller and Morse won hands down.

Outside of the realm of the Amateur Radio industry, Margelli and Heil are longtime friends. An industry personality in his own right, Heil was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in June on the basis of his pioneering sound work with a variety of rock bands, including The James Gang and The Eagles (see "Hall of Famer Bob Heil, K9EID: "It's all Because of Ham Radio!" in Oct 2006 QST, p 49). Another Heil friend, Joe Walsh, WB6ACU, plays in both bands.

Contact Margelli via e-mail Chip@heilsound.com;.

Source:

The ARRL Letter Vol. 25, No. 37 September 15, 2006

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Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:  
by W4MOD on September 15, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Well, good for you, chip!!! congratulations!!!

73

Miguel, w4mod
 
Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:  
by W1YW on September 15, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Sounds good!

(Hope some of you get the pun:-)

73,
Chip W1YW
 
Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:  
by AA6A on September 15, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Just saw Chip last Saturday at the new location Grand Opening of HRO Burbank, CA. He brought the Yaesu 9000 and 2000 with him and, I believe, took them with him when he left. Humm, I wonder whether Yaesu let him take them with him as a Company parting gift.

Congrat's Skip, on the new position!!

Rob - AA6A
(Prev. AK9G)
(Prev. K6RSG)
 
RE: Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:  
by K7JA on September 16, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
Thanks to all for your kind notes. I am truly looking forward to this new and exciting challenge, and I hope to serve you well in the future.

Cordial 73,

Chip Margelli, K7JA
Vice President, Amateur Sales & Marketing
HEIL SOUND, LTD.
 
Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:  
by NT4I on September 17, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
I hope you do a BETTER job there than at Yaesu!

Hopefully Heil Sound can teach you a thing or two about customer service.

You were a BIG disappointment as a Yaesu representative.
 
RE: Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:  
by KB7EFZ on September 17, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
I beg to differ. Chip authorized repair of the (poorly designed) FT-8100R volume/squelch unit after the daughter card seperated.

Any time I had dealings with Chip, I found him helpful and fair.

Just one ham's opinion.

-Tom Walsh, KB7EFZ, CN85ko
 
Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:  
by W1YW on September 18, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
" hope you do a BETTER job there than at Yaesu!

Hopefully Heil Sound can teach you a thing or two about customer service.

You were a BIG disappointment as a Yaesu representative. "

----------------------------------------------

Nah. Chip is a great guy.
 
RE: Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:  
by K8MHZ on September 18, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
I wish you the best Chip!

73 from myself and K0LEY.
 
Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:  
by N6BIZ on September 20, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
chip had to fight the politics of the japanese at yeasu for decades he went above and beyound there his skills will be much appreciated at heil sound
 
Chip Margelli, K7JA, Moves to Heil Sound Ltd:  
by N6BIZ on September 20, 2006 Mail this to a friend!
chip had to fight the politics of the japanese at yeasu for decades he went above and beyound there his skills will be much appreciated at heil sound
 
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