The ARRL is accepting nominations for the George Hart Distinguished Service Award. The deadline to receive nominations and supporting materials is November 1. The award honors long-time ARRL Communications Manager George Hart, W1NJM (SK), the chief developer of the National Traffic System (NTS). Hart died in 2013 at the age of 99.
Established by the ARRL Board of Directors in 2009, the George Hart Distinguished Service Award is given annually to an ARRL member for exemplary service to the League’s Field Organization. Selection criteria include NTS operating record, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) participation, or service to the ARRL Field Organization in terms of appointments and/or leadership positions held.
Nominations should thoroughly document the nominee’s lifetime activities and achievements within the ARRL Field Organization. Nominees are expected to have at least 15 years of distinguished service.
The Programs and Services Committee will serve as the Review Committee, and the ARRL Board of Directors will make the final determination at its Annual Meeting in January.
Submit nominations and related supporting material and letters of recommendation to ARRL Headquarters or mail nominating documents to ARRL Field Organization Team Supervisor Steve Ewald, WV1X (or to 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111).