Tuesday, August 2, 2011

CQ VHF magazine editor receives Wilson award

Kent Britain, WA5VJB, presents the
Central States VHF Society's Wilson Award
to CQ VHF Editor Joe Lynch, N6CL.
    CQ VHF magazine editor Joe Lynch, N6CL, received the Central States VHF Society's Mel Wilson, W2BOC, Memorial Award at its annual banquet, July 30, 2011. The award was presented by Kent Britain, WA5VJB, the Society's Awards Manager (and Antennas Editor for CQ, CQ VHF and Popular Communications). The award is for continuous service and dedication towards promoting VHF and UHF amateur radio activity. Lynch has served 8-1/2 years as the magazine's editor and 20 years as CQ magazine's VHF editor, along with editing the Society's 2003 and 2005 Proceedings. Lynch is also the author of The VHF "How To" Book (currently out of print).        

    Two other major awards were also presented at the ceremony. The Chambers award for technical contributions to amateur radio went to Joe Taylor, K1JT, developer of the WSJT suite of weak-signal modes; and Gene Zimmerman, W3ZZ (recently retired QST VHF Editor and former CQ World Wide VHF Contest Director), was presented with the President's award for his lifetime contributions to the VHF and UHF community.