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Hamvention Announces 2019 Award Winners:

from The ARRL Letter on March 14, 2019
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Hamvention Announces 2019 Award Winners:

The Hamvention Awards committee has announced the recipients the four Hamvention 2019 awards -- Amateur of the Year, Club of the Year, Technical Achievement, and Special Achievement. Named Amateur of the Year was Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, who founded and spearheads Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI http://www.hamsci.org/), which joins professional researchers and the Amateur Radio community for mutual benefit. Frissell may best be known for his involvement in the 2017 Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP) to study eclipse ionospheric effects.

The Nashua Area Radio Society (NARS) is Hamvention 2019's Club of the Year. The ARRL Special Service club in southern New Hampshire focuses on mentoring and youth outreach to bring newcomers into the hobby and help them to get on the air. The club offers Technician, General, and Amateur Extra licensing classes twice yearly and has helped more 210 individuals earn a license or to upgrade.

Piero Begali, I2RTF, is the 2019 recipient of Hamvention's Technical Achievement Award. Begali is best known for designing and producing high-quality precision Morse code straight keys and iambic paddles. He authored History and Stories of Radio in 2005. The book includes not only radio history descriptions of radio technology, but his personal experiences as well.

Chris Janssen, DL1MGB/KO2WW, is the winner of Hamvention's 2019 Special Achievement Award. Janssen served as president of World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) 2018, guiding more than 300 volunteers who put on the successful competition in Germany. Read more http://www.arrl.org/news/hamvention-announces-2019-award-winners.

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