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Nominations Sought For 2009 Dayton Hamvention® Awards


The Dayton Hamvention® is accepting nominations for its 2009 awards. Do you know an outstanding amateur in your club, community or from on-the-air contacts? Does this person excel in some phase of Amateur Radio? Do you feel this person deserves worldwide recognition? All radio amateurs are eligible. The deadline for nominations is February 18, 2009. The winners will be recognized at the 2009 Hamvention, May 15-17.

The three awards are:

  •  The Amateur of the Year Award -- This award will be given to the special person who has made a long term commitment to the advancement of Amateur Radio. The Hamvention Awards Committee is looking for a well-rounded individual who has contributed to Amateur Radio in some outstanding way.

  •  The Technical Excellence Award -- This award will be given to the person who has made an outstanding technical advancement in the field of Amateur Radio.

  •  The Special Achievement Award -- This award honors someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of Amateur Radio, usually someone who has spearheaded a significant project.

Awards are decided by the Awards Committee, based partially upon the information received, not the number of nominations submitted.

Documentation is beneficial. Magazine articles, newsletters, newspaper clippings, videos and such will better inform the Awards Committee of your candidate's accomplishments. These materials become the property of Hamvention and cannot be returned. Nominations may be sent via e-mail (please scan all supporting documents and send them as attachments, via fax at 937-276-6934, or US Mail to Hamvention Awards, PO Box 964, Dayton, OH 45401-0964. Nomination forms are available in either PDF format or Microsoft Word format. If you send your nomination via e-mail, the Awards Committee requests that you place your name in the subject line of the e-mail. -- Dayton Hamvention Awards Committee



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