Lou Dietrich

Born and raised in New York City and a Graduate of Archbishop Molloy High School.  Following High School, Lou entered the workforce as an installer at Western Electric and quickly was promoted to management.  While working full time, he attended Adelphi University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and subsequently Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration - Finance.

During his 36 years of employment with Western Electric, AT&T and Lucent Technologies, Lou held varied positions as Director of Installation, Engineering, International Proposal Development, Financial Control Director and Project Management.  In 2000, Lou retired from Lucent Technologies and for the following six years was a Director of Internet Services for Cablevision Systems Corporation.  In 2005, he and Hilda retired to Lake Norman, North Carolina.

Lou is married to Hilda and has one child and two grandchildren.  He is an avid tennis player, DX chaser, enjoys boating, retired life and traveling.

Lou’s interest in amateur radio began with his Grandfather’s Zenith shortwave radio in the early 1960s which subsequently led to a Novice license.  Since his first contact in 1962, he has always been interested in DXing, seeking out the rare ones.  Lou is Top of the Honor Roll- Mixed, needs one more CW DXCC and one more Digital to attain a clean sweep of DXCC Top honors.  In 2012, he was on the Swains Island DXpedition; in 2013 Lou was the Team Leader for the K9W Wake Island Commemorative DXpedition and in 2015 was a member of the K1N Navassa Island DXpedition.

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