CQ magazine has announced the induction of new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, and the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame nominees are traditionally announced each spring in conjunction with Hamvention®.
CQ DX Hall of Fame
Bill Moore, NC1L (SK): ARRL DXCC Manager for more than 20 years, Bill Moore provided a public face for the program at hamfests around the world. He also was a major contributor behind the scenes, heading the transition from DXCC paper records to a computer database, then, years later, guiding a major upgrade to the system that is in use today. Severely injured in a traffic accident in 2014, Moore died last year.
Jerry Rosalius, WB9Z: An accomplished DXer and DXpeditioner, Jerry Rosalius has worked them all, except for North Korea, and has participated in multiple major DXpeditions — seven of which designated as “DXpedition of the Year” by the Southwest Ohio DX Association. He is a frequent speaker at club meetings and hamfests and regularly makes his home station available for training new contesters.
The CQ DX Hall of Fame was established in 1967 to recognize radio amateurs who have made major contributions to DXing and DXpeditioning. This year’s inductions bring the total number of CQ DX Hall of Fame members to 71. CQ DX Editor Bob Schenck, N2OO, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony held at the annual Dayton DX dinner on May 19.
CQ Contest Hall of Fame
Dave Robbins, K1TTT: Dave Robbins is the builder and owner of a contest superstation in Western Massachusetts. Soon after assembling his first contest station, he wrote in the introduction to his book, Building a Superstation, “I realized I was not a 48-hour iron pants operator and decided to start doing multi-ops from here…” For more than 30 years, Robbins has hosted legions of operators at his multi-multi station, some veterans, some newcomers, and willingly shared his knowledge and experiences, both in his building book and his annual Contest Cookbooks, distributed to members of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club (YCCC), of which he is a past president.
Bob Wilson, N6TV: An accomplished contester and contest DXpeditioner, Bob Wilson’s achievements behind the scenes are as significant as those he’s made on the air. A regular speaker at Contest University and at the International DX Convention’s Contest Academy, Wilson has developed new techniques and technologies to enhance logging and scorekeeping software and to advance SO2R (single operator, 2 radio) operating, along with the efficiency of software defined radios, CW Skimmer, the Reverse Beacon Network and more.
The CQ Contest Hall of Fame was established in 1986 to recognize those amateurs who have made major contributions to the art of radio contesting. This year’s inductions bring the total number of members of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame to 69. CQ Contesting Editor David Siddall, K3ZJ, presented Hall of Fame plaques at an induction ceremony held at the annual Dayton contest dinner on May 20.
CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
Bhumibol Adulyadej, HS1A (SK): King of Thailand, patron of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST). He was the world’s longest-reigning monarch at the time of his death in 2016.
John Brosnahan, W0UN (SK): President of Alpha Power, NOAA physicist, and instrumental in design and construction of the HAARP facility in Alaska.
Garrett Brown, W3AFF: Inventor of the Steadicam, which earned him both an Oscar and an Emmy for filmmaking technology.
Britton Chance, W2IBK (SK): Pioneer in magnetic imaging; MIT professor, team leader in MIT Radiation Lab developing World War II radar; US Olympic gold medalist (sailing, 1952).
John Crockett, W3KH: Repeater coordination pioneer; developed Southeastern Repeater Assn (SERA) Universal Coordination System; managed SCHEART system of linked repeaters in hospitals; VP Engineering for SC Educational TV network.
Julius T. Freeman, KB2OFY (SK): Tuskegee Airman and Congressional Gold Medal recipient; frequent speaker at schools and civic organizations.
Limor Fried, AC2SN: Founder of Adafruit Industries, major supplier of open-source electronics to the Maker Community; honored by President Obama in 2016 as a “Champion of Change” and by the Internet of Things Institute as one of the 25 most influential women in the IoT industry.
Robin Haighton, VE3FRH (SK): A founding member of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), former president of AMSAT-NA.
David Honess, M6DNT: Developed AstroPi project, which sent two Raspberry Pi computers to the International Space Station as platforms for students on Earth to write and run their own computer code in space; honored for this work with the Sir Arthur Clarke Award, presented by the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation and the British Interplanetary Society.
Pete Kemp, KZ1Z (SK): Author and educator, directly responsible for licensing more than 700 radio amateurs.
Kristen McIntyre, K6WX: Apple software engineer and inventor (her name is on 22 granted or pending patents), promoter of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects for girls through various talks and YouTube presentations.
Pat McPherson, WW9E (SK): Founder and long-time coordinator of The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN).
Andy Nguyen, VK3YT: Pico-ballooner, pioneered round-the-world micro-balloon flights carrying Amateur Radio.
Tim Peake, KG5BVI: UK astronaut very active in the ARISS program during his duty tour on board the International Space Station; coordinated ISS end of the AstroPi project.
Mike Santana, WB6TEB (SK): Two-way radio engineer, designed Clegg FM-76 220-MHz transceiver and the President line of CB rigs, favorites for conversion to 10 meters.
Allan Steinfeld, W2TN, ex-KL7HIR (SK): Long-time Race Director of the New York City Marathon, considered one of the fathers of the modern running movement.
Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR: Pioneer of software defined radio (SDR) and founder of FlexRadio.
The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame gained 18 new members for 2017, bringing the total number of members inducted since the hall’s establishment in 2001 to 310. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals, whether Amateur Radio licensees or not, who have made significant contributions to Amateur Radio, and radio amateurs who have made significant contributions either to Amateur Radio, to their professionals, or “to some other aspect of life on our planet,” the CQ announcement said.