The American Red Cross has honored ARRL Sacramento Valley Section Emergency Coordinator Greg Kruckewitt, KG6SJT, with an Award for Excellence in Service to the ARC’s Gold Country Region. The award recognizes Kruckewitt’s “outstanding contributions for your many hours of effort developing Red Cross disaster forms templates suitable for transmission over digital radio circuits.”
Kruckewitt has been instrumental in developing flmsg HTML custom templates of Red Cross disaster forms which optimize disaster messaging by removing form variable data — i.e., the message itself — from the overall form. Saved to a small object file, the message can then be moved efficiently over radio data circuits.
The Red Cross said Kruckewitt’s contributions “reflect highly on the Red Cross mission and on the partnership between the American Red Cross and the American Radio Relay League.” A presentation took place during the April meeting of the Red Cross Disaster Leadership Council.