Monday, May 13, 2019

Milestones: W1YL Awarded Russian Krenkel Medal

DX  grand dame Ellen White, W1YL, is the latest recipient of Russia's E.T. Krenkel Medal, a prestigious
Ellen White, W1YL
(CQ Calendar photo by
George Wagner, K5KG)
award granted to individuals and organizations for outstanding global contributions to amateur radio. She is only the 28th recipient of the award, according to George Wagner, K5KG, who provided us with this news. Ellen was honored for her work as the ARRL's Deputy Communications Manager and QST DX Editor as well as being instrumental in the establishment of two contesting clubs, Murphy's Marauders (the predecessor of today's Yankee Clipper Contest Club) and the Florida Contest Group. For many years, Ellen also recorded QST magazine on tape for the Library of Congress's talking book program for the visually-impaired. Ellen was featured in the 2018-19 CQ Amateur Radio Calendar.