In case you guys didn't see this, what follows is CQ magazine's Hall of Fame
announcement for their entire program, including the induction of Randy,
K5ZD and Paolo, I2UIY into the CQ Contest Hall of Fame.
73 John, K1AR
CQ ANNOUNCES 2008 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
(Dayton, OH - May 16, 2008) -- CQ magazine today announced its 2008
Hall of Fame inductees, welcoming 14 new members into the CQ Amateur Radio
Hall of Fame, three new members of the CQ DX Hall of Fame and two new
members of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame.
The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether
licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur
radio; and those amateurs who have made significant contributions either to
amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life
on our planet. The 2008 inductees (listed alphabetically) are:
Gaston Bertels, ON4WF - Honorary President, former President & CEO, UBA
(Belgian IARU society); founder & President, AMSAT Belgium; Chairman, ARISS
L.B. Cebik, W4RNL (SK) - Noted antenna authority, prolific author on topics
relating to antennas and antenna modeling
Gordon England, ex-W3AWO - Deputy Secretary of Defense; former Secretary of
the Navy; former defense industry executive
Adm. Edmund Giambastiani, N4OC - Retired Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of
Gerald Griffin, MD, K6MD - Brigadier General, Medical Corps, US Army (Ret.)
- Led medical brigades and humanitarian missions in various combat zones;
delegate to NATO medical advisory committee
Larnelle Harris, WD4LZC - Multi-award-winning Gospel singer/songwriter
Lenore Jensen, W6NAZ (SK) - Co-Founder, Young Ladies' Radio League (YLRL)
John Kanzius, K3TUP - Inventor of possible cure for cancer using RF energy;
process for possible use of seawater as fuel
Charles (Chip) Margelli, K7JA - DXer and DXpeditioner; arranged the use of
Yaesu equipment for countless DXpeditions; successfully represented hams in
Morse code vs. text-messaging competition on "The Tonight Show with Jay
Leno" in 2005
Philip S. Rand, W1DBM (SK) - TVI pioneer; author, Television Interference;
engineer, Remington-Rand (son of one of the founders); author, many articles
in CQ and QST
Vice Adm. Scott Redd (Ret.), K0DQ / A92Q - Former Director, National
Counterterrorism Center; Retired Commander, US Fifth Fleet; active contester
Dr. Tony Tether, K2TGE - Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Dr. Hamadoun I. Touri, HB9EHT - Secretary-General, International
Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Dr. John Townsend, W3PRB - Space program pioneer, aerospace industry
The CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame honor those amateurs who not only excel
in personal performance in these major areas of amateur radio but who also
"give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways.
The 2008 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are:
John Devoldere, ON4UN, who more or less single-handedly popularized DXing on
80 meters. His book, Low Band DXing, is considered the "bible" for DXing on
these bands, with more than 50,000 copies sold in the 20+ years in which
it's been in print. John was the first ham to earn CQ's 5-Band Worked All
Zones (5BWAZ) award, in 1979; he holds 80m DXCC certificate #1 and currently
has 357 countries confirmed on the band.
Nellie Saltiel de Lazard, XE1CI, a pediatrician and DXer/DXpeditioner,
Nellie has earned just about every major DXing award and has operated from
more than a dozen different countries, including being the first YL to
operate from Palestine (E4).
Bob Schenck, N2OO, has made his greatest contribution to DXing behind the
scenes as QSL manager for over 100 DX stations and more than 130 DXpeditions
and as founder of the QSL Manager's Society.
The 2008 inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are:
Paolo Cortese, I2UIY - has too many top-10 finishes to list. Off the air,
Paolo served for more than a decade as the HF Contest Manager for Italy's
national amateur radio association; wrote a book on contesting, has been a
member of the CQWW Contest Committee since 1990 and co-director of the CQ WW
RTTY DX Contest and CQ WPX RTTY Contest since 2005.
Randy Thompson, K5ZD, has multiple wins in the CQ World Wide DX Contest,
ARRL Sweepstakes, CQ WPX (CW and SSB), CQ 160 and the IARU HF Championship.
His station has also hosted many #1 performances by guest operators. Randy
is three-time editor of the National Contest Journal, co-founder of the
_e-ham.net_ (http://e-ham.net/) website. He has just been named Director of
the CQ WPX Contests.
Formal inductions to the CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame were scheduled for
the contest and DX dinners, respectively, at the Dayton Hamvention..
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