Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Three Amateurs Honored by YASME Foundation

The YASME Foundation has announced the 2015 winners of its Excellence Award, which is given in recognition of significant contributions to amateur radio. 

According to the ARRL Letter, this year's awards are going to: Mike Mertel, K7IR, for inventing the tunable Yagi antenna that is now marketed as the SteppIR; Koos Fockens, PA0KDF, for his research on noise in the ham bands that played a key role in the global battle against broadband-over-power-line (BPL) interfenece; and James Ying, N2IW, for developing an online scheduling app that was used extensively by W1AW portable stations during last year's ARRL centennial and is available at no charge for use by others planning large-scale multioperator events.
The award consists of an engraved crystal globe and a cash grant.