Amateur Radio Duo Honoured

The recipients of the 2016 ARRL International Humanitarian Award — Richard Darling, AH7G, and Barbara Darling, NH7FY — have been honoured in Hawaii.

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim designated the month of April as “Richard and Barbara Darling Month” and personally presented a certificate to the couple at a recent gathering in Hilo.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige also sent each a Special Recognition certificate, congratulating the Darlings on their hard work and service.

The International Humanitarian Award recognises Amateur Radio’s unique role in international communication and the assistance amateurs regularly provide to people in need.

In January, the ARRL Board of Directors cited the Darlings’ work on behalf of past International Humanitarian Award winner John Bush, KH6DLK/V63JB, and their“significant material support” to his efforts of assistance to the Federated States of Micronesia