Thursday, May 23, 2013

Names (Calls) in the News…N0AX, VE1QD, W9JUV

Well-known ham author Ward Silver, N0AX, has been elected President of the Yasme Foundation. He succeeds Wayne Mills, N7NG, who stepped down after being named CQ magazine's DX Editor earlier this year. Silver is author of the introductory book, Ham Radio for Dummies, and is Editor of the ARRL Handbook. The Yasme Foundation funds scientific and educational projects relating to amateur radio.

Scott Wood, VE1QD
( listing photo)

Scott Wood, VE1QD, has been named the Canadian Radio Amateur of the Year for 2012 by the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC). Wood, who wrote the November, 2011 CQ cover story on Radio Arcala, was recognized for founding and managing the Maritime DX Forum for the past eight years. Wood was formally recognized at the RAC booth at the 2013 Dayton Hamvention®.

Joe Schroeder, W9JUV (SK)
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Longtime ham radio journalist, engineer and DXer Joe Schroeder, W9JUV, became a Silent Key on April 30. Schroeder was a staff member of ham radio magazine from 1974 to 1990, and was founding editor of the magazine's weekly newsletter, HR Report. He was also Managing Editor of Electronic Instrument Digest magazine as well as an authority on firearms history and gun collecting, a topic on which he also wrote and/or edited many books and magazine articles. Joe was 83.