Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Milestones: Carole, Riley and Queen Mary

Carole Perry, WB2MGP, receives the first Carole Perry
Educator of the Year award from the Orlando Amateur
Radio Club at the 2019 Orlando Hamcation. (Photo
courtesy WB2MGP)
The Orlando Hamcation® has introduced the Carole Perry Educator of the Year award to recognize teachers who promote the use of amateur radio by young people. Carole, WB2MGP, heads up the Radio Club of America's Youth Initiative program and leads youth forums at various hamfests each year, including the Dayton Hamvention® (31 years and counting) and the Hamcation. She was the first recipient of the Orlando award, presented at the 2019 Hamcation in February.
Former FCC amateur radio enforcer Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH, will coordinate the development and implementation of ARRL's new Volunteeer Monitors program, a joint ARRL/FCC effort that will replace the Official Observer program. The ARRL Letter reports that Hollingsworth resigned as Atlantic Division Vice Director in order to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest.

The Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach (California) are celebrating the 40th anniversary this month of a permanent amateur radio presence on the Queen Mary museum ship. W6RO began operations from the ship's radio room on April 22, 1979 and was the first of what the ARRL Letter says are now more than 100 ham stations operating from museum ships around the world.