CQ Announces 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
CQ magazine has announced its 2014 Hall of Fame inductees. The Class of 2014 adds two members each to the CQ DX Hall of Fame and the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, as well as eight members to the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.
CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals, whether licensed or not, who have made significant contributions to Amateur Radio as well as radio amateurs who have made significant contributions to Amateur Radio, to their professions, or to some other aspect of life on our planet. Several of this year’s inductees are being honored posthumously. The 2014 CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame inductees are:
Clifford Berry, W9TIJ (SK), who helped usher in the computer age as co-inventor of the Atanasoff-Berry computer (or ABC), the precursor of virtually all electronic computers.
Warren Bruene, W5OLY (SK), prolific radio designer and innovator who designed many Collins radios and helped the company introduce single-sideband voice communications.
John Huntoon, W1RW (SK), former ARRL General Manager, QST Editor, who helped bring about the international 30, 17 and 12 meter allocations.
Mike Koss, W9SU (SK), DXer and DXpeditoner; founder and owner of filter manufacturer ICE (Industrial Communications Engineers); key player in establishment of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Amateur Radio Club, W9IMS; organizer of special event station W87PAX at 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis.
Nancy Kott, WZ8C (SK), former Editor of WorldRadio and WorldRadio Online and tireless promoter of Morse code as US coordinator of the FISTS CW Club.
Paul Laughton, AC6B (ex-N6BVH), software designer, whose accomplishments include developing Apple’s disk operating system and Atari’s operating system.
Ralph Showers, ex-W3GEU (SK), expert on electronic interference and leader of efforts to set national and international standards for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). He holds several awards from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
Steve Wozniak, ex-WV6VLY and ex-WA6BND, co-founder of Apple Computer.
CQ DX and Contest Halls of Fame
The CQ DX and Contest Halls of Fame honor radio amateurs who not only excel in personal performance in these major areas of Amateur Radio but give back to the hobby in outstanding ways. The 2014 inductees to the CQ DX Hall of Fame are:
Joe Reisert, W1JR, a DXer and DXpeditioner since the 1950s, Joe has DXCC Mixed, Phone, CW, Digital and QRP with over 300 entities confirmed for each, along with 13-band Worked All States, 13-band Worked All Continents and CQ’s USA-CA All Counties award. Joe is also a pioneer in 432-MHz EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) communications, ran his own antenna manufacturing company (Antennaco), and is a prolific writer and public speaker.
David Collingham, K3LP, a leading DXer and DXpeditioner who is also focused on using Amateur Radio as an educational tool, at home and around the world. He has equipped a complete station at his hometown’s elementary school and has taught Amateur Radio to young people in Iraq, Ethiopia, and Rotuma.
The 2014 inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are:
J. Scott Redd, K0DQ, is already a member of the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame for his service to our nation as a US Navy Vice Admiral, Deputy Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, and the first Director of the National Counterterrorism Center. Scott has always found time within his professional duties for Amateur Radio and his first love, contesting. He is one of only two people to have won the Single-Operator category of all of the world’s major contests.
Ed Muns, W0YK, is a noted RTTY contester with nine Single-Op all-band and one multi-two championships and six world records. Ed is also Director of the CQ World Wide RTTY DX and RTTY WPX Contests, and manager of the North American Sprint RTTY event. He is also very active in the Northern California Contest Club and is a past club officer and director.
Formal inductions to the CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame will take place at Dayton Hamvention®, now underway. More detailed descriptions of inductees will appear in the official announcement in the July 2014 issue of CQ.