[VHFcontesting] Remembering W3ZZ: Two New Awards for ARRL June VHF Contest

Kutzko, Sean, KX9X kx9x at arrl.org
Fri Jun 8 19:42:36 PDT 2012

To honor long-time VHF contester Gene Zimmerman, W3ZZ, who became a Silent Key on June 3, two new awards have been introduced for the ARRL June VHF Contest in Gene's memory.

The ARRL Contest Branch has renamed the plaque for the Overall Winner for the Limited Multioperator the Gene Zimmerman, W3ZZ Memorial Plaque. Gene was very active as part of the K8GP team in this category. A special thanks to Jeff Klein, K1TEO who graciously relinquished his long-time sponsorship of this plaque to allow this to happen.

In addition, a new award has been created, thanks to Tim Duffy K3LR and Dave Zeph, W9ZRX. The W3ZZ Rookie Award will be awarded to the top Single-Op, Low Power score on a minimum of two bands by a "rookie" submitting a log in the contest for the first time. This award is open to any operator that has never submitted a log to the June VHF Contest.

Both of these awards are available beginning with this weekend's ARRL June VHF Contest. 


Sean Kutzko KX9X
Contest Branch Manager
ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio
225 Main Street
Newington, CT  06111 USA
(860) 594-0232
email: kx9x at arrl.org

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