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Larry E. Price, W4RA, Honored at Ham Radio 2009 Convention in Germany

06/29/2009 Larry E. Price, W4RA, was honored at an evening reception following the first full day of Ham Radio 2009 convention activities in Friedrichshafen, Germany on Friday, June 26. The reception was hosted by the convention sponsor, the Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC), and was attended by officials and guests from dozens of IARU Member-Societies. In a presentation made by IARU Vice President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR -- who had served as President of the Norwegian Radio Relay League (NRRL) from 2000-2002 -- Price was honored with the highest award of the NRRL, Knight of the Order of the Golden Key. The award was given for Price's many years of service to the IARU, the ARRL and Amateur Radio in general. IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, then conferred the title of IARU President Emeritus upon Price. Price served as ARRL President from 1984-1992 and as IARU President from 1999-May 2009. For more on the convention, see the Friedrichshafen blog.


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