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K1ZZ Presented with "BPL Spoils" Award


During the Friday morning portion of the July 2010 ARRL Board meeting in Windsor, Connecticut, Chief Executive Officer Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, received a surprise plaque from the Amateur Radio Research and Development Corporation (AMRAD). Titled “BPL Spoils”, the plaque featured a discarded BPL modem that was allegedly rescued from surplus equipment belonging to a prominent  manufacturer that had decided to exit the BPL business. ARRL Chief Technology Officer Brennan Price, N4QX, presented the plaque to Sumner in recognition of his and ARRL staff's tireless work against radio interference generated by BPL systems.