Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Homebrew Heroes Award

Three co-hosts of the iCQ podcast have started a program to recognize excellence in homebrew building among hams. Frank Howell, K4FMH; Martin Butler, M1MRB; and Colin Butler, M6BOY, have created the Homebrew Heroes Award to "identify and highlight those whose technical creativity has made a clear impact on the hobby." There are no applications for the award; recipients will be selected by an anonymous selection committee based on their impact on amateur radio.

Howell said the group had noticed that many homebrewers are working with antiquated equipment. Therefore, they sought out sponsors who are willing to donate modern test and construction equipment to the winners. As of presstime, sponsors include Diligent, Inc., Siglent Technologies, MFJ Enterprises and Heil Sound.

An announcement of the first Homebrew Hero is expected in October.