The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation has announced three Yasme Excellence Award recipients. The Award is presented to individuals who, through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication, have made a significant contribution to Amateur Radio. The contribution recognize technical, operating, or organizational achievement. The recipients are:
Tim Duffy, K3LR: “While Tim is involved in many facets of Amateur Radio, the Yasme Excellence Award is made in recognition of his adaptation and development of the Contest University (CTU), now in its 10th year,” The Yasme Foundation said in announcing his award. “CTU has not only reached hundreds of amateurs around the world, but it has also inspired others to create their own CTU-format training programs in other fields. Tim’s dedication to CTU is in the finest traditions of amateur radio’s self-teaching and training.” Duffy is ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section Manager. His award was presented at the Contest University (CTU) session at Dayton.
Carole Perry, WB2MGP: “The Yasme Excellence Award is made in recognition of Carole’s many years of contributions to teaching and mentoring youth interested in Amateur Radio and her efforts in organizing and promoting the interests of young operators,” the announcement said. “This youth-oriented work becomes more and more important to Amateur Radio with every passing year. Carole’s dedication to this work, including through the Radio Club of America, is in the finest traditions of amateur radio’s self-teaching and training.” Perry’s award was presented at Dayton Hamvention.
Tom Rauch, W8JI: “The Yasme Excellence Award is made in recognition of Tom’s many contributions to the technical advancement of the Amateur Service,” the announcement said. Tom’s willingness to provide education and direction to amateurs through his website and other communications is a prime example of hams mentoring, teaching, and training each other in the finest traditions of Amateur Radio.”
The Yasme Excellence Award consists of a cash grant and an individually-engraved crystal globe.
A not-for–profit corporation, The Yasme Foundation is organized to support scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing and the introduction and promotion of Amateur Radio in developing countries.