AMSAT President Joe Spier, K6WAO, has been honored
with Russia's E.T. Krenkel Medal for "outstanding global contributions to
amateur radio." According to the AMSAT News Service, Spier held several
leadership positions in the organization before becoming its president. He is
also a longtime supporter of the Amateur Radio on the International Space
Station (ARISS) program. Spier is the second U.S. ham awarded a Krenkel medal this
year. Last month, we reported that Ellen White, W1YL, the grand dame of
DXing, had been similarly honored.
|The E.T. Krenkel Medal is awarded for |
"outstanding global contributions to
(From kenkelmedal.org website)
The YASME Foundation announced its 2019
Excellence Award winners at the Dayton contest forum. Angel Vazquez, WP3R, the
Head of Telescope Operations at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory, was honored
for his disaster relief work following Hurricane Maria, and "as an
outstanding ambassador for amateur radio," according to a YASME news release.
Nikola Percin, 9A5W, was also honored for outstanding work in advancing amateur
radio in Croatia and his work in recruiting young amateurs.
In addition, the
foundation announced three $5000 grants, one each to the Foundation for Amateur
Radio and the ARRL for scholarships, and one to Italy's WRTC2022 committee for
"general support." YASME will also sponsor the so-called
"Widow's Ball" at WRTC2022.