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EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE FRIDAY MAY 15, 2009
CQ ANNOUNCES 2009 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
(Dayton, OH - May 15, 2009) -- CQ magazine today announced its 2009 Hall of Fame inductees, welcoming 15 new members into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, two new members of the CQ DX Hall of Fame and one new member of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame.
The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur radio; and those amateurs who have made significant contributions either to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our planet. The 2008 inductees (listed alphabetically) are:
Baker, Bill, W1BKR - President Emeritus, WNET-TV (Thirteen), New York PBS flagship station.
Barton, Loy - Developed class B plate modulation, primary method of modulating tube transmitters for decades.
Bauer, Frank, KA3HDO - NASA Chief Engineer for Exploration Systems; International Chairman, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), 1996-2009; AMSAT VP Human Spaceflight, 1991-2009.
Bridges, William, W6FA - Laser pioneer; developed first "noble gas" lasers (argon, krypton, xenon) and the dominant modulation system for feeding data into fiber-optic cables; Professor Emeritus of Engineering at CalTech.
Fernandez Martin, Fernando, EA8AK - Member of the European Parliament, representing Spain; former President of the Government of the Canary Islands, former President of URE (Spanish IARU organization).
Floyd, George, WA4DGA (SK) - Author of "Scratchi" column in CQ over four decades. An engineer and executive at General Electric, he also wrote the "Lighthouse Larry" column in GE employee newsletters.
Haseltine, Eric, AB3DI - Former Associate Director of National Intelligence for Science and Technology; former Director of Research, National Security Agency; former Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Walt Disney Companies.
Hollingsworth, Riley, K4ZDH - Former Special Counsel for Amateur Radio, Federal Communications Commission. "Cleaned up" the ham bands after 15 years of neglect by the FCC.
Kilby, Jack - Inventor of the integrated circuit, which revolutionized electronics, including amateur radio equipment.
Krischke, Alois, DJ0TR - Prolific German author of antenna books. Rothammels Antennenbuch, a 1000-page reference showing virtually every amateur radio antenna ever designed, is in its 12th edition.
Maxwell, Walt, W2DU - Antenna designer (specializing in spacecraft communications) and author.
Miller, Lt. Gen. Thomas, K4IC (SK) - Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation, USMC (1975-79) - in charge of all Marine Corps aviation; "father" of short-takeoff & vertical landing (STOVL) aviation in the USMC. Close friend of Sen. John Glenn; quietly watched out for amateur radio interests on Capitol Hill.
Morgan, Wilse, WX7P- Conducted first amateur radio license exam session under the Volunteer Examiner program in 1984; helped get VE program approved; also designed innovative antennas.
Parise, Ron, WA4SIR (SK) - Astronaut and active ham in space. First ham to operate packet radio from space and pioneered "telebridge" concept for making more frequent school-shuttle contacts possible. Also helped develop Radio JOVE, educational program for monitoring natural radio signals from Jupiter.
Whitehead, Clay, W6WW (SK) - First Director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy in the 1970s; reshaped America's television landscape by bringing competition to the domestic satellite market and making it feasible for cable companies to distribute their own programming via satellite.
The CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame honor those amateurs who not only excel in personal performance in these major areas of amateur radio but who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways.
The 2009 inductee to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame is:
The Rev. Paul Bittner, W0AIH - Paul's contest station near Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is known in Midwestern contesting circles simply as "The Farm." Spreading across 120 acres, Paul's farm grows a wide variety of antennas as well as regular crops of new contesters. Paul constantly seeks out and trains new contesters at his multi/multi station, and welcomes visiting hams from around the world. He was nominated by the Minnesota Wireless Association.
The 2009 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are:
Neville Cheadle, G3NUG - Nominated by both the Chiltern DX Club and the Southeastern DX Club, Neville this year is celebrating his 50th anniversary in amateur radio. During that time, he has confirmed 366 DX countries and nearly 1000 islands. As founder of the Five Star DX Association, Neville has been instrumental in organizing four major DXpeditions, which have involved more than 90 hams from 14 different countries and have accounted for over a half million radio contacts! Neville is also the co-author of DXpeditioning Behind the Scenes, a handbook for hams on planning, setting up and operating successful DXpeditions.
Tom Harrell, N4XP - Tom has confirmed 361 DXCC entities, holds 9-band DXCC, 5-band Worked All Zones and WPX awards for SSB, CW and mixed-mode. Tom has also operated from 19 different DXCC entities, including two DXpeditions on which he was Team Leader and three on which he was co-Team Leader. Most recently, he served as Director of Off-Island Support for the BS7H operation from Scarborough Reef, providing regular news reports for the DX community. Tom was nominated by the German DX Foundation.
Formal inductions to the CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame were scheduled for the contest and DX dinners, respectively, at the Dayton Hamvention.R
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