Greater Gaston Amateur Radio Society has rewarded one of their own for a lifetime of supporting the Amateur/Ham Radio Hobby.
Oscar Norris (W4OXH) who is currently 99 years old, was first licensed as an Amateur/Ham Radio operator in 1949. His initial operation was through an old military radio, after his interest in Amateur Radio was born from a shared magazine article from a friend.
What makes his operation of nearly seventy years more remarkable is Norris is blind.
Members of the Greater Gaston Amateur Radio Society, along with family and friends awarded Norris a plaque transcribed with his callsign and the motto - “For your generous contributions of time, resources and expertise in ham radio.”