Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Milestones: More Work for N9JA, Honors for N1UL

ICOM America has announced that Amateur Division Senior Sales Manager Ray Novak, N9JA, will now be responsible for overseeing the company's Marine and Avionics Division as well. The move comes with the departure of Marine and Avionics senior sales manager David McLain. ICOM says Novak will continue working from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Congrats to Ray from CQ.

Across the Atlantic, the German government has bestowed the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on Ulrich Rohde, N1UL/DJ2LR. Rohde, who lives in the U.S., is a pioneer in software defined radio (SDR) and co-owner of the Munich-based Rohde & Schwarz company. Amateur Radio Newsline reports that the honor came in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of microwave and high-frequency radio. He is a 2004 inductee into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.