Friday, May 12, 2023

Milestones: Awards for N1UL, VE3ZQW

Dr. Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, needs to make space on his shelf for one more award – this one the 2023 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leader Award. According to the ARRL Letter, the award recognizes "contributions and leadership in radios and electronic test measurement equipment that has supported the design of modern communications systems and their implementations." Rohde is a partner in Rohde & Schwarz and has won many other accolades, including induction into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame in 2004.

Moving north, Canadian Sea Cadet Second Lieutenant Matthew Batten, VE3ZQW, was honored with the National President's Award as the top Sea Cadet officer in Canada for 2023. According to the online newspaper, the award was in recognition of his work in developing a nationwide network of cadet amateur radio stations. He started with a small local group in Belleville, Ontario and the program has since spread east to Nova Scotia and west to British Columbia. The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet program is open to young people between the ages of 12 and 18.