New Custodian of USA Counties Award Announced

Brian Bird, NX0X, of Duluth, Minnesota, has been named the new Custodian for CQmagazine’s USA Counties Award (USA-CA). The appointment was effective on June 1. Bird succeeds Ted Melinosky, K1BV, who served as USA-CA Custodian and CQ Awards Editor for 21 years. CQ said several updates to the USA-CA Award rules also will take effect on June 1. A county hunter since the 1990s, Bird earned the USA-CA All Counties Award in 2004. The complete updated rules appear in CQ’s June 2019 “Awards” column and will be posted on the CQ website.

CQ Website - http://www.cq-amateur-radio.com/

Amateur Radio Special Event Award - Mikis Theodorakis

A Special Amateur Radio Award event for the 94th birthday of composer Mikis Theodorakis, will take place between 20 to 29 July 2019

A dedicated award program will support this operation. The award program will be hosted at sx94mikis.hamlogs.net.

More Information - https://www.qrz.com/db/SX94MIKIS

AMSAT President Joe Spier, K6WAO, Awarded Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal

AMSAT President Joe Spier, K6WAO, Awarded Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal

AMSAT President and ARRL Life Member Joe Spier, K6WAO, has been awarded the Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal, a prestigious award granted to individuals and organizations for outstanding global contributions to Amateur Radio.

Joe Spier, K6WAO is a long time supporter of Amateur Radio in Space and international cooperation. K6WAO is the President of the Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT). He has also served AMSAT as Executive Vice President, and Vice President, Educational Relations.

He is a long term supporter of Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) and scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematics education. Spier is an AMSAT Life Member. He also is a Life Member of American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA).

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