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Yasme Foundation Announces 2010 Yasme Excellence Award Recipients


The Yasme Excellence Awards are given to individuals who through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication, have made a significant contribution to Amateur Radio. Their contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement. The Yasme Foundation has recognized the following individuals “in order to inspire them and others on behalf of Amateur Radio now and in the future.”

Ramón Santoyo V, XE1KK: Santoyo is recognized for his work in advancing Mexican ham radio and representation within the international radio community. In addition, he serves as IARU Region 2 Secretary. Santoyo has been an advocate of Amateur Radio in Central America and a proponent of radiosport and the World Radiosport Team Championships (WRTC).

Makoto (Mako) Mori, JE3HHT: Mori deserves much credit for popularizing RTTY by writing the MMTTY software modem and making it available for integration into logging software. He also wrote MMVARI, which implements other popular digital modes, and several other digital mode software products.

Bruce Horn, WA7BNM: Horn continues to generate useful and innovative Web sites, including a complete upgrade of his excellent contest calendar Web site. He supports contesting with a Web site that enables contesters to convert paper and other forms of contest logs to Cabrillo format.

Rick Meuthing, KN6KB: Meuthing developed the new WINMOR soundcard digital mode software, now gaining wide use in the Winlink 2000 system.

Mikael Styrefors, SM2O: Styrefors developed the Remote Radio Interface. The ability to connect radios and operators transparently and robustly over the Internet is a key technological element of putting top-grade remote HF stations on the air -- something more common every day.

Alex Shovkoplyas, VE3NEA: Shovkoplyas developed DX Atlas, Morse Runner, Ham-CAP, CW Skimmer, Rocky and other innovative software.

Pepe Ardid, EA5KB: As a QSL manager, Ardid makes it possible for many Latin American DXers to confirm contacts with QSL cards. Confirmations are rapid, and he confirms not only direct, but via the bureau as well.  -- Thanks to the Yasme Foundation for the information



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