Eddie De Young (AE7AA) Named CQ Awards Editor

Eddie De Young, AE7AA, of Clearwater, Florida, has been named Awards Editor of CQ Amateur Radio magazine. His first Awards column appears in the September 2019 issue. De Young succeeds Ted Melinosky, K1BV, who served both as Awards Editor and USA-Counties Award Custodian for more than 20 years. Brian Bird, NX0X, now is USA-CA custodian.

Licensed since 1954, De Young has held more than two dozen call signs in 11 different countries over the years. While living in Australia, he served as Awards Manager for the Wireless Institute of Australia.

Radio Hams Continue Support of RNLI

Barrow RNLI has received a donation of £650 from the Furness Amateur Radio Society

The RNLI is the charity which saves lives at sea, and in order to do so they rely mainly on generous donations from members of the public for their income.

The Furness Amateur Radio Society are ardent supporters of the RNLI’s Barrow station and have, in recent years, regularly broadcast from our station to raise money for the lifeboat, spreading the word about our charity to all of the UK and much of Europe.

This year over two weekends their efforts raised an impressive £650 for Barrow Lifeboat and we were delighted to be able to thank them as they made a cheque presentation aboard our Tamar Class all weather lifeboat ‘Grace Dixon’.
— Barrow RNLI spokesman, Chris Clouter