More than just DX News

YASME Excellence Award 2014


January 5, 2015

St. Charles, MO


The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the following actions and awards:

1. The Yasme Excellence Awards

The Yasme Excellence Award is presented to individuals who, through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication, have made a significant contribution to amateur radio. The contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement, as all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and prosper.

Yasme Excellence Awards have been made to the following individuals during 2014:

a. Kimo Chun, KH7U, for his 20 years of behind-the-scenes support to DXpeditions to Pacific entities, including logistics, organization, equipment, local contacts and planning

b. Dick Flagg, AH6NM, for his years of working with the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) and Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX) groups and in supporting NASA’s Radio Jove project , all designed to introduce amateur radio to the public, particularly students of all ages

c. Florin-Cristian Predescu, YO9CNU and Lisa Leenders, PA2LS, for their work in organizing and promoting Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) and amateur radio youth activities

2. California Historical Radio Society

The Board made a grant of $ 9,500 to the California Historical Radio Society (CHRS) to fund the Maxwell Library and Maxwell Archives Room in support of Jim Maxwell’s, W6CF (SK) efforts to maintain the history of amateur radio.

3. Foundation for Amateur Radio

The Board made a grant of $ 5,000 to the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) to be used in FAR’s scholarship program.

4. International Amateur Radio Union Region 1

The Board made a grant of $ 5,000 to IARU Region 1 in support of youth activities in amateur radio.

5. Bruce Horn, WA7BNM

The Board made a grant of $ 2,000 to Bruce Horn, WA7BNM, for providing Web-based services to the Amateur Radio community. The Board encourages others to add their support of online services which are often freely provided to the amateur community by individuals who develop and maintain the services at their own expense.

6. Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society for Development (ERASD)

The Board made a grant of $ 2,000 to IARU Region 1 earmarked for the support of the Egyptian Radio Amateur Society for Development (ERASD).

7. World Wide Radio Operators Foundation

The Board made a grant of $ 2,000 to the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) in recognition of their support for the Yasme Foundation and other amateur radio groups, its support of international radiosport activities, and for providing webinars to the amateur radio community.

8. ARRL Foundation

The Board made a grant of $ 3,000 to the ARRL Foundation in support of the Foundation’s scholarship program.

9. ARRL Second Century Campaign

The Board made a grant of $ 4,000 to the ARRL Second Century Campaign for the support of Amateur Radio in the next 100 years.

The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of amateur radio in developing countries.

Ward Silver, N0AX, President

The Yasme Foundation

Board of Directors:

Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President

Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer

Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary

Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director

Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director

Bob Vallio, W6RGG, Director