Sunday, March 21, 2010

Isle of Man Amateur gets special award

Dayton Hamvention announces 2010 award winners

Three amateur radio (ham) operators who have made significant contributions to the Amateur Radio Service, will be honored guests when Hamvention® 2010 opens in Hara Arena on May 14.

In addition, a club of the year will be honored in keeping with the 2010 Hamvention theme, Amateur Radio Clubs Worldwide: The Lifeline.

Recipients of this year's Hamvention® awards are:

Special Achievement - Dick Ross, K2MGA for his excellent work over the past number of years on CQ magazine.

Technical Excellence - Simon Brown, HB9DRV for the invention and development of Ham Radio Deluxe.

Amateur of the Year - Jim Stafford, W4QO for 50 years of service to Amateur Radio and his support for public service and unending efforts to recruit and develop hams of all ages.

Club of the Year - North Fulton Amateur Radio League, NFARL, North Fulton, GA - Serving the greater Atlanta Area, the State of Georgia and the US with emergency services, training and the preparation of Amateur Radio in general.

" Choosing the finalists was a difficult process due to the number of fine nominations" said Frank Beafore, Chairman of the Awards Committee. This year, an additional award category was added - Club of the Year. This award honors a ham radio organization that contributes to the good of Amateur Radio.

"Although we narrowed our club choice to North Fulton, GA, we had a number of deserving candidates" stated Beafore. "The winner of this year's award is certainly a great example of the thousands of clubs and organizations around the world perpetuating our avocation".

An intimate dinner on May 15 will be held in downtown Dayton honoring the 2010 Hamvention Award winners.

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