British Ham Receives 2012 Cass Award
Rob Chipperfield, M0VFC/ZD9UW, of Cambridge, England, received the 2012 Single-Operator Cass Award. Presented annually, the Cass Award is a monetary award of $1000, offered as an incentive to encourage DXpedition operating excellence, and to encourage DXpeditions to maximize the number of DXers worked.
Chipperfield received the award for working 3362 unique stations over his four-day DXpedition to Tristan da Cunha in October 2012. In order to qualify for the award, he had to use radio transmitting and receiving equipment that he brought to Tristan da Cunha, as well as antennas that he either brought to Tristan da Cunha or that he constructed from local materials. The Cass Award is named in honor of Hugh “Cass” Cassidy, WA6AUD (SK), who published the West Coast DX Bulletin from 1968-1979.