Friday, February 24, 2012

K1JT Addresses WRC, Receives ITU Gold Medal

Nobel laureate and CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame member Dr. Joe Taylor, K1JT, was presented with a gold medal by the International Telecommunication Union after addressing attendees at WRC-12 in Geneva, Switzerland. Taylor, who shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering binary pulsars, has also made major contributions to amateur radio weak-signal communications. 

According to the ARRL Letter, he was invited by ITU Secretary General Dr. Hamadoun TourĂ©, HB9EHT, to speak about his vision of the future of radiocommunications. TourĂ© then presented him with the gold medal in recognition of his contributions to research in radiocommunications. 

(Watch and listen to K1JT's talk at <>, or click on photo above.)