Worked All Vermont Award

Central VT ARC logoFrom the Central Vermont ARC website:

WORKED ALL VERMONT AWARD

PURPOSE: To encourage communications between amateur radio operators outside of Vermont, and amateurs in all counties of Vermont, and to encourage a high level of technical and operating skills from other amateurs in working all Vermont counties.

RULES: Work at least 13 out of the 14 Vermont counties. Any band or modes, or combination thereof, except repeaters. No restriction on time limits. (Vermont amateurs may qualify if they remain in one county.)

VERIFICATION: Send list of calls, dates, and counties worked, verified by two other licensed amateurs that have seen the QSL cards for the counties worked. Or include photocopies of the front and back of the QSL cards along with the aforementioned list. Do not send cards.

AWARD: A personalized certificate signed by the CVARC President.

COST: $5.00 to cover cost of certificate, postage and processing.

ADDRESS:
Central Vermont Amateur Radio Club, W1BD
P.O. Box 286
Montpelier, VT 05602

MARS Volunteers Recognized with Gold-Level President’s Volunteer Service Award

President's Volunteer Service Award logofrom ema.arrl.org:

A Taunton, MA amateur is among  twelve US Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) volunteers being honored with gold-level recognition for the President’s Volunteer Service Award for 2020.

Bob Mims, WA1OEZ, the former Director for Region One (New England) along with eleven other award recipients will receive a letter signed by the President of the United States, a certificate of achievement, and a presidential volunteer service lapel pin. Volunteer awards are based on the certifying organization’s recommendation and the number of documented volunteer hours for the year.

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QCWA Scholarship Awarded to Catherine Hong, KC1MFU

Catherine Hong, KC1MFUThe Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. has announced its Memorial Scholarships winners.  Among the recipients are: Catherine Hong, KC1MFU, who attends the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“Catherine Hong, KC1MFU […] is a sophomore at MIT, double majoring in Mechanical Engineering (design concentration) and a Joint degree in Comparative Media Studies & Brain and Cognitive Science. She wants to be a conscious creator, imbuing objects and experiences with functional and/or narrative value. To do so, she must understand how people find meaning and interpret the world around them, how society shapes and is shaped by media & technologies, and how to technically plan, design, and create the ideas she imagines. In her free time, Catherine draws profusely, engages in kitchen experiments, and picks up new skills from the extracurricular activities she is in, such as the computing club, the caving club, the VR/AR club, and the Radio Clubs.” –QCWA February 2021 eJournal

Greater Bridgeport (CT) ARC Fox Hunters of the Year

Jack and Michael Singwald N1PLH
Jack (left) and Michael Singwald, N1PLH

From https://groups.io/g/GBARC/wiki:

This year [the Greater Bridgeport Amateur Radio Club] found, in the middle of a pandemic, we could still be an active club and explore one of the many aspects of radiosport–foxhunting.  Starting with our first foxhunt in April to the Reindeer Run in December, the season was dominated by one team, that team being Jack and Michael Singwald, N1PLH.  

Over the eight foxhunts this year, they dominated the field with an impressive five wins, and never failed to find the fox.  For their efforts they were awarded the Foxhunter of the Year Trophy and bragging rights for the coming year.  

Our next Fox Hunt will be on Saturday January 5th hosted by N1DID.  This foxhunt will be particularly challenging and cover an extremely wide coverage area.  So be sure to plan your time to be there.  Tune in, have some fun, and drive around looking for that elusive fox.

Providence Radio Association W1OP Earns 9-Band DXCC, Qualifies for 9-Band WAS

Providence Radio Assoc logoThe Providence Radio Association has chalked up some impressive accomplishments on the air: through its members’ efforts the W1OP club station has earned a 9-Band DX Century Club (DXCC) award and qualified for 9-Band Worked All States (WAS). 

“Congratulations to all W1OP operators who added to these totals. An outstanding achievement,” said PRA President Dave “Tess” Tessitore, K1DT. Tessitore added that 95 percent of contacts for the 9BDXCC via Logbook of The World (LoTW), while the 9BWAS total as 100 percent. 

PRA will celebrate its 100th anniversary of ARRL affiliation in 2021. 

Bob Beaudet, W1YRC, Awarded Knight Distinguished Service Award

Bob Beaudet, W1YRCFrom ARRL web:

The Board named veteran ARRL Rhode Island Section Manager Robert G. “Bob” Beaudet, W1YRC, of Cumberland, Rhode Island, as the recipient of the Knight Distinguished Service Award, given to an ARRL Section Manager. Beaudet has been Rhode Island SM since 2002.

The Board cited Beaudet’s active promotion of ARRL activities in his Section, including visiting hundreds of Field Day operations; participating in many Volunteer Examiner test sessions; attending at countless club meetings; staying active as a contester, DXer, and mentor, and serving as a model to other Section Managers. The Board said “Beaudet’s leadership of the ARRL Rhode Island Section Field Organization has led to a strong working cadre of volunteers within the Section.”

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