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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB032 (2000)

ARLB032 ARRL Board announces award winners

QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 32  ARLB032
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 26, 2000
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB032 ARRL Board announces award winners

The ARRL Board of Directors has named 20-year-old Brian Mileshosky,
N5ZGT, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, as winner of the 1999 Hiram Percy
Maxim Award. The Hiram Percy Maxim Award goes each year to a radio
amateur under the age of 21 whose Amateur Radio accomplishments and
contributions are of the most exemplary nature.

First licensed at age 12, Mileshosky has a long track record of
promoting ham radio among his peers. An ARRL member, Mileshosky is
an active Official Observer and was a speaker at the ''Youth in
Amateur Radio'' at the 2000 Dayton Hamvention and ARRL National
Convention. He is a member of the Board of Directors to the Upper
Rio FM Society Inc, a Volunteer Examiner, and a member of both the
Bernalillo County and the Sandoval County ARES teams. He also runs a
weekly, statewide swap net.

Mileshosky begins his senior year this fall at the University of New
Mexico, where he is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering.

Mileshosky will receive a cash award of $1000, an engraved plaque,
and a expenses-paid trip to an ARRL convention for a formal

The Board named Allen Wolff, KC7O, of Sierra Madre, California, as
the 1999 ARRL Herb S. Brier Instructor of the Year Award. This award
is presented to a volunteer ham radio instructor. Wolff, an ARRL
Life Member, has been teaching ham radio for 14 years.

The Board voted Dan Calzaretta, NX9C, of Portland, Oregon, as the
1999 ARRL Professional Educator of the Year. This award goes to a
professional teacher within a school system. Calzaretta has been
teaching ham radio for 20 years. He's on the staff at the Pacific
Crest Community School, where he added Amateur Radio to the

Diane Ortiz, K2DO, of Bellport, New York, was named by the Board as
the winner of the 1999 Philip J. McGan Memorial Silver Antenna Award
for her public relations efforts on behalf of Amateur Radio. An ARRL
Life Member, she edits the ''YL News'' column in QST. As both an
ARRL Public Information Coordinator and Public Information Officer,
Ortiz has achieved outstanding success in telling the Amateur Radio
story to the news media. She also hosts a cable television program
about Amateur Radio.

In other action, the ARRL Board of Directors:

* selected Rick Campbell, KK7B, of Portland, Oregon, as the
recipient of the 1999 Doug DeMaw, W1FB, Technical Excellence Award.
Campbell was selected on the basis of his March 1999 QST article,
''A Binaural I-Q Receiver.''

* named Al Ward, W5LUA, of Allen, Texas, as the recipient of the
ARRL Microwave Development Award.

* selected Terry Fox, WB4JFI, of Falls Church, Virginia, as the
recipient of the ARRL Technical Innovation Award.

* awarded an ARRL National Certificate of Merit to Jack Landis,
W0PRF, of Des Moines, Iowa, for having mentored more than 500
amateurs during his 50-plus years in Amateur Radio.

* awarded an ARRL National Certificate of Merit to Forrest Bartlett,
W6OWP, who provided regular on-the-air code practice and qualifying
runs for West Coast amateurs for more than 50 years.


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