Ward Silver, N0AX, Elected President of Yasme Foundation
At its annual meeting last month, the Yasme Foundation’s Board of Directors elected Ward Silver, N0AX, as its new President. Silver will replace Wayne Mills, N7NG, who has resigned. Mills, founder of DX University, was named as the new DX editor of CQ magazine earlier this year. In recognition of Mills’ many years of service to the Yasme Foundation and DX University, the Yasme Board of Directors made a contribution to DX University in support of the goals shared by the two organizations.
“I’m thrilled and grateful to be following Wayne Mills, N7NG, as President of the Yasme Foundation,” Silver told the ARRL. “Our founders -- Lloyd, W6KG, and Iris Colvin, W6QL -- saw DXing as a motivator for technical and operating excellence. As ham radio accelerates into its second century, we hope to continue supporting forward-looking projects and awards around the world that encourage international operating and enable innovation. Yasme has always been a kind of ‘mystical’ name to me, as I came on to the DXing scene just as the Danny Weil, VP2VB, and Colvin era was winding down. To not only have been invited to join the Board, but to now lead it, is very exciting. It’s a special connection from the fabled days of DX to the future, and I’m delighted to be along for the ride!”
The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including DXing and the introduction and promotion of Amateur Radio in developing countries.