ARRL East Bay Section

ARRL Award Nominations are Open

Posted by af6aq on February 12th, 2010

Each year the ARRL Board of Directors has the opportunity to select recipients for a number of awards in various categories that honor Amateur Radio operators.

The nomination period is now open for the ARRL awards that are designed to recognize educational and technological pursuits in Amateur Radio. There is also an award to honor a young Amateur Radio operator. Please log onto www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/edunom.html for specific award details and information on how to nominate or submit supporting endorsements.

The ARRL Herb S. Brier Instructor of the Year Award will be awarded to an ARRL volunteer Amateur Radio instructor or to an ARRL professional classroom teacher who uses creative institutional approaches and models the highest values of the Amateur Radio community. Please note that this award’s criteria and nomination submission requirements have undergone some changes from previous years. The award has been focused to reflect quality of instruction and commitment to licensing instruction. Nominations must be received by March 15, 2010, to be considered this year.

The Hiram Percy Maxim Award is for a licensed radio amateur under age 21 (and an ARRL member) whose accomplishments and contributions are of the most exemplary nature within the framework of Amateur Radio activities. Nominations for this particular award need to be made through your Section Manager (see page 16) who will then forward the nomination to ARRL Headquarters by March 31, 2010.

The ARRL Microwave Development Award is presented to a licensed radio amateur or to individuals who are licensed radio amateurs contribute to the development of the Amateur Radio microwave bands. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2010.

The ARRL Technical Service Award recognizes a licensed radio amateur or to individuals who are licensed radio amateurs that provide Amateur Radio technical assistance or training to others. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2010.

The ARRL Technical Innovation Award is granted to the licensed radio amateur or to individuals who are licensed radio amateurs that develop and apply new technical ideas or techniques in Amateur Radio. The nomination deadline is March 31, 2010.

For some more information about these awards, visit www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/award and www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/instructor/instructor/awards.html. You may also contact Steve Ewald, WV1X, at wv1x@arrl.org or 860-594-0265 at ARRL Headquarters.