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.

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 2009 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.
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/OE8AK - 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. 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.

 

Ganz besonders habe ich mich über folgenden Glückwunsch von OE3BMA gefreut:

"Wir erlauben uns, ergänzend bzw. berichtigend hinzuzufügen:
Alois Krischke wurde 1936 in Klagenfurt/Kärnten/Österreich geboren und ist österreichischer Staatsbürger. 1956 erhielt er das Call OE8AK, das er bis dato innehat. Seit 1968 lebt er in DL - im gleichen Jahr erwarb er das Call DJ0TR - seither war er als Diplomingenieur bei Rohde & Schwarz bis zu seinem Ruhestand tätig. Kurioserweise - oder sollte man eher sagen "bezeichnenderweise" - wurde er mit seinem deutschen Rufzeichen als Deutscher in der Hall of Fame aufgenommen. Immerhin befindet er sich dort in prominenter Gesellschaft: Als bisher einzigem Deutschen wurde dem legendären Felix, DL1CU 2006 posthum - damals war er schon 8 Jahre tot - diese Ehre zuteil. OEs sucht man dort vergebens.
"Wenigstens habe ich diese Ehrung noch zu Lebzeiten bekommen und nicht, wie viele, erst "posthum". meint Alois und fügt hinzu: "Durch die vielen Glückwunsch-Antworten komme ich bei der laufenden Antennenbuchbearbeitung für die 13. Auflage seit Tagen kaum mehr voran."

Gemeint ist natürlich das berühmte Antennenbuch "Rothammel". Mögest Du noch lange so aktiv bleiben - ad multos annos - wünscht Dein alter Freund aus jungen Amateurfunktagen mit herzlichster Gratulation, 55 und 73 Fred, OE3BMA (ex OE6KS, OE1MB, OE6MB. OE1BMA)"