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
Bridges, William, W6FA - Laser pioneer; developed first "noble gas"
lasers (argon, krypton, xenon) and the dominant modulation system for feeding data into fiber-optic
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
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
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)
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
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
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
I was very happy to receive the following
congratulations from 0E3BMA:
"May I add the following additions and corrections?
Alois Krischke was born in 1936 in Klagenfurt, Kämten, Austria and
is an Austrian citizen. In the year 1956 he was assigned the call sign
0E8AK which he still holds today. He lives in Germany since 1968 and was
assigned the call sign DJ0TR. He worked as a chartered engineer for the
company Rohde & Schwarz from 1968 until his retirement. It is curious
or should one say significant that he was received into the Hall of Fame
with his German call sign. He finds himself in illustrious company. OEs
can be searched for in vain.
Up to now the only German radio Ham, the legendary Felix, DL1CU, was received
into the Hall of Fame posthumously in 2006; this was 8 years after his
Alois said: At least I have received this honor while I am still alive
and not posthumously, furthermore, due to the many congratulations, which
I feel obliged to answer; my work on the 13th edition of the "Antennenbuch"
has nearly come to a standstill.
He means the famous book "Rothammels Antennenbuch". May you
continue to remain active ad multos annos this wish comes from your old
friend from the early years of amateur radio, hearty congratutations,
55 and 73
Fred, 0E3BMA (ex OE6KS, 0E1MB, 0E6MB, 0E1BMA)"