The Yasme Foundation Announces 2012 YASME Excellence Award Recipients:
The ARRL Letter
December 13, 2012
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The Yasme Foundation Announces 2012 YASME Excellence Award Recipients and Supporting Grants:
The Yasme Excellence Awards
are given to individuals who through their own service, creativity,
effort and dedication, have made a significant contribution to Amateur
Radio. Their contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating
or organizational achievement. The Yasme Excellence Award is in the
form of a cash grant and an engraved crystal globe.
The Yasme Foundation
http://www.yasme.org/ has recognized the
following individuals "in order to inspire them and others on behalf of
Amateur Radio now and in the future."
- George Fremin, K5TR; Tree Tyree, N6TR; Trey Garlough, N5KO, and Scott
Neader, KA9FOX, for their contributions to many infrastructure projects
that benefit the ham community at large.
- ARRL Education and Technology Program Director Mark Spencer, WA8SME,
for his instrumental work in the ARRL Teachers Institute on Wireless
other training efforts, development of PIC microcontroller projects and
books for amateurs, as well as working with leaders in student and
scientific teams in applying Amateur Radio to scientific projects and
- Champ Muangamphun, E21EIC, and Pornchai Semjang, HS2JFW, for
leadership in Thailand's amateur community, especially during the
recent flooding which helped open the door to the new Thai HF licensing
and the enhanced stature of Amateur Radio with the Thai government.
- Former NCJ
http://www.arrl.org/ncj Editor Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA,
and Tomas Hood, NW7US, for their sustained education of the amateur
community regarding propagation, solar and geomagnetic physics.
- David Freese, W1HKJ, for creating and maintaining the freeware
software package Fldigi
the most widely used digital communication software in ham radio and a
frequent gateway for new hams who are more familiar with computer-based
- Former ARRL Assistant Technical Editor Dean Straw, N6BV, for his
contributions to amateur antenna system design and the development of
software tools, such as HFTA to optimize system design.
- Peter Martinez, G3PLX, and Pawel Jalocha, SP9VRC, for the development
widely used digital mode entirely invented by amateurs that is enabling
many amateurs to successfully use HF with very modest stations.
- Arie Kleingeld, PA3A; Ad Van Ginneken, PA8AD, and Arie Noordzij,
PA3AN, for their sustained contributions to the Mercy Ships Project
The Board of Directors also announces supporting grants to the
following projects: WRTC 2014
http://www.wrtc2014.org/, the World
Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF
http://www.clublog.org/, the NCDXF Beacon Project
http://www.ncdxf.org/, Yasme scholarships (administered by the ARRL)
and the Amateur Radio Association of Kosovo (SHARK).
The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to
conduct scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio,
including DXing and the introduction and promotion of Amateur Radio in
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