CQ ANNOUNCES 2009 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

 

(Dayton, OH - May 15, 2009) -- CQ magazine today announced its 2009 Hall of Fame inductees,
welcoming 15 new members into the CQ Amateur Radio 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:

Baker, Bill, W1BKR - President Emeritus, WNET-TV (Thirteen), New York PBS flagship station.
Barton, Loy - Developed class B plate modulation, primary method of modulating tube transmitters for decades.
Bauer, Frank, KA3HDO - NASA Chief Engineer for Exploration Systems; International Chairman, Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), 1996-2009; AMSAT VP Human Spaceflight, 1991-2009.
Bridges, William, W6FA - Laser pioneer; developed first "noble gas" lasers (argon, krypton, xenon) and the dominant modulation system for feeding data into fiber-optic cables.
Fernandez Martin, Fernando, EA8AK - Member of the European Parliament, representing Spain; former President of the Government of the Canary Islands, former President of URE (Spanish IARU organization).
Floyd, George, WA4DGA (SK) - Author of "Scratchi" column in CQ over four decades. An engineer and executive at General Electric, he also wrote the "Lighthouse Larry" column in GE employee newsletters.
Haseltine, Eric, AB3DI - Former Associate Director of National Intelligence for Science and Technology; former Director of Research, National Security Agency; former Executive Vice President of Research and Development, Walt Disney Companies.
Hollingsworth, Riley, K4ZDH - Former Special Counsel for Amateur Radio, Federal Communications Commission. "Cleaned up" the ham bands after 15 years of neglect by the FCC.
Kilby, Jack - Inventor of the integrated circuit, which revolutionized electronics, including amateur radio equipment.
Krischke, Alois, DJ0TR/OE8AK - Prolific German author of antenna books. Rothammels Antennenbuch, a
1000-page reference showing virtually every amateur radio antenna ever designed, is in its 12th edition.

Maxwell, Walt, W2DU - Antenna designer (specializing in spacecraft communications) and author.
Miller, Lt. Gen. Thomas, K4IC (SK) - Deputy Chief of Staff for Aviation, USMC (1975-79) - in charge of all Marine Corps aviation; "father" of short-takeoff & vertical landing (STOVL) aviation in the USMC. Quietly watched out for amateur radio interests on Capitol Hill.
Morgan, Wilse, WX7P- Conducted first amateur radio license exam session under the Volunteer Examiner program in 1984; helped get VE program approved; also designed innovative antennas.
Parise, Ron, WA4SIR (SK) - Astronaut and active ham in space. First ham to operate packet radio from space and pioneered "telebridge" concept for making more frequent school-shuttle contacts possible. Also helped develop Radio JOVE, educational program for monitoring natural radio signals from Jupiter.
Whitehead, Clay, W6WW (SK) - First Director of the White House Office of Telecommunications Policy in the 1970s; reshaped America's television landscape by bringing competition to the domestic satellite market and making it feasible for cable companies to distribute their own programming via satellite.

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.

 

I was very happy to receive the following congratulations from 0E3BMA:

"May I add the following additions and corrections?
Alois Krischke was born in 1936 in Klagenfurt, Kämten, Austria and is an Austrian citizen. In the year 1956 he was assigned the call sign 0E8AK which he still holds today. He lives in Germany since 1968 and was assigned the call sign DJ0TR. He worked as a chartered engineer for the company Rohde & Schwarz from 1968 until his retirement. It is curious or should one say significant that he was received into the Hall of Fame with his German call sign. He finds himself in illustrious company. OEs can be searched for in vain.
Up to now the only German radio Ham, the legendary Felix, DL1CU, was received into the Hall of Fame posthumously in 2006; this was 8 years after his passing.
Alois said: At least I have received this honor while I am still alive and not posthumously, furthermore, due to the many congratulations, which I feel obliged to answer; my work on the 13th edition of the "Antennenbuch" has nearly come to a standstill.

He means the famous book "Rothammels Antennenbuch". May you continue to remain active ad multos annos this wish comes from your old friend from the early years of amateur radio, hearty congratutations, 55 and 73

Fred, 0E3BMA (ex OE6KS, 0E1MB, 0E6MB, 0E1BMA)"