[aprssig] WB4APR - 2009 Yasme Excellence Award Winner
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Yasme Excellence Awards
January 4, 2010
Winners ? Yasme Excellence Awards
On January 8, 2008, The Directors of The Yasme Foundation announced
the establishment of the Yasme Excellence Awards. The Directors stated
that these awards would be given from time to time as the board feels
appropriate. These awards are given for service and dedication to
amateur radio as recognized by the foundation?s Directors. Awards were
later announced for the year 2007. No awards were given for 2008. The
Yasme Foundation Board of Directors is now pleased to announce the
latest winners of the Yasme Excellence Awards.
The Awards for 2009 have been given to the following amateurs --
Jamie Dupree, NS3T ? For his creation of the Radiosport Web site
(http://www.radio-sport.net/). This takes contest reporting into a new
genre - the sports reporter. Jamie also created the Radio-Sport.Net
World Rankings database that has been used by many contesters around
the world. Radiosport.net is an important new forum for Amateur Radio
Bob Bruninga, WB4APR ? For the invention of APRS and the continuing
enhancement of its capabilities. Recently, Bob has expanded the
messaging ability of the system to allow sending information in
support of emcomm and other activities. Since APRS doesn?t require the
complexity of other systems, such as Winlink, APRS is a valuable
addition to the amateur's tool kit. Bob is a tireless, personal
promoter and publicizer of amateur radio.
George Wallner, AA7JV and Tomi Pekarik HA7RY (award divided equally) ?
In 2009, George and Tomi completed DXpeditions to Mellish Reef, VK9GMW
and the Chesterfield Islands, TX3A. These expeditions represent a
somewhat unique and refreshing approach to DXpeditioning. They show
that a small group can exchange time for equipment and mega-funds and
come out ahead. By focusing on fewer bands for a longer period, they
have been able to log more unique calls from smaller stations. This
brings more operators into the HF DX environment and encourages other
expeditions to adopt these useful tactics.
Don Hill, AA5AU - Don has been a leader in RTTY contesting for many
years. His persistent efforts have finally borne fruit as in recent
years, RTTY/Digital contesting has grown at the fastest rate of any
contest activity. His Web page (http://aa5au.com/rtty.html) is the
first stop for all RTTY contesters, and he is well-known as the "RTTY
Elmer" in digital contesting circles.
Tursoon-Zadeh, EY8MM - Nodir has been a beacon from Central Asia on
Topband as well as 6-Meters. Not only technically and operationally
skilled, Nodir has worked to establish a QSL Bureau for Tajikistan and
is the Vice President of the Amateur Radio Society of Tajikistan.
Rich Strand, KL7RA - Rich was the driving force behind the highly
successful W1AW/KL7 and KL5O operations, both of which highlighted a
resurgence in Alaskan contesting and DX activity over the past couple
of years. Rich works hard to promote operating standards and educate
the new contest and DX operators about good operating practices. This
is resulting in more Alaskan HF operation which also encourages
beginning DXers elsewhere in North America.
For additional information about the Yasme Foundation, visit our Web
site at www.yasme.org. On behalf of The Yasme Foundation,
congratulations to the 2009 winners!
Wayne A. Mills, N7NG, President
The Yasme Foundation
Directors -- K3ZO, N7NG, N0AX, OH2BH, W6BSY, W6RGG, W6SZN
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