Friday, March 22, 2013

Hamvention® Award Winners Span the Globe

   In line with the DXing theme of this year's Dayton Hamvention®, the Dayton Amateur Radio Association has selected people from three different continents as 2013 Hamvention award winners.

   Retired airline pilot Mustapha Landoulsi, DL1BDF, has been named Amateur of the Year, in recognition of his work in promoting and developing amateur radio in the Middle East and for organizing delivery of emergency medical equipment and medication to countries in Africa.

   The 2013 Technical Excellence Award is shared by Dave Witten, KD0EAG, and David Rowe, VK5DGR, for development of FreeDV, a program that encodes high-quality digital voice in a bandwidth of 1.125 kHz, less than half that of a single-sideband transmission.

   George Thomas, W5JDX, will receive the 2013 Special Achievement Award for his work promoting building and other technical topics on internet TV programs HamNation and AmateurLogic TV.

   Finally, the West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group in Florida has been named Club of the Year, in recognition of its work with the South Florida Science Museum, youth recruitment and other activities. 

Congratulations to all!