Two Hawaii hams were recognized for their work in advancing amateur radio. According to the ARRL, the Yasme Foundation released its list of the latest Yasme Excellence Award winners, which included:
- Kimo Chun, KH7U, for 20 years of behind-the-scenes support to DXpeditions to Pacific entities — including logistics, organization, equipment, local contacts, and planning.
- Dick Flagg, AH6NM, for his years of working with the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program and its predecessor Shuttle Amateur Radio Experiment (SAREX), and for supporting NASA’s Radio Jove project, both designed to introduce Amateur Radio to students and the general public.
The Yasme Excellence Award is awarded 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. The Yasme Excellence Award is in the form of a cash grant and an individually-engraved crystal globe.
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. For additional information about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at www.yasme.org.