ARRL General Bulletin ARLB020 (1999)

ARLB020 ARRL Technical Awards Nomination Deadline Looms

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ARRL Bulletin 20  ARLB020
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 23, 1999
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB020 ARRL Technical Awards Nomination Deadline Looms

Nominations for ARRL technical awards--the Technical Service,
Technical Innovation, and Microwave Development awards--are due at
League Headquarters by March 31.  Formal nominations may be made by
any ARRL member.  Supporting information, including the endorsement
of ARRL affiliated clubs and elected or appointed League officials,
should be submitted along with the nomination document.  See
November QST, page 50, for details.

The Technical Service Award is given annually to the licensed radio
amateur whose service to the amateur community and/or society at
large is of the most exemplary nature within the framework of
Amateur Radio technical activities, including, but not limited to,
the following:

Participation or leadership in technically-oriented organizational
affairs at the local or national level.

Service as official ARRL volunteer, ie, Technical Advisor, Technical
Coordinator, Technical Specialist.

Sharing of technical education and achievements with others through
articles in the Amateur Radio literature, and at club meetings,
hamfests and conventions. And encourage others to do the same.

Promotion of technical advances and experimentation at vhf/uhf and
with specialized modes, and work with enthusiasts in these fields.

Service as technical advisor to clubs that sponsor classes for
obtaining amateur licenses or upgraded licenses.

In times of emergency or disaster, provide technical expertise to
Amateur Radio service providers, government and relief agencies to
assist with the establishment of emergency communications networks.

Referral of amateurs in the section who need specialized technical
advice to appropriate sources.

Work with local clubs to develop RFI/TVI committees in the section
for the purpose of rendering technical assistance as needed.

Assistance to local technical program committees in arranging
suitable programs for ARRL hamfests and conventions.

The ARRL Technical Innovation Award is granted annually to the
licensed radio amateur for technical research, development and
application of new ideas and future systems in the context of
Amateur Radio activities, including but not limited to: Increasing
use and development of higher-speed modems and improved packet radio
protocols, expanded use of personal computers in Amateur Radio
applications, increased efficiency in use of spectrum, alleviation
of long-standing technical problems, eg, antenna restriction,
competition for spectrum, EMC, digital voice experimentation,
improved portable and mobile communications capability through
Amateur satellite development, increased use of solar, natural and
alternative power sources for field applications, development of
practical compressed video transmission systems, spread-spectrum
technology and applications, and development of assistive/adaptive
technology for disabled amateurs.

The ARRL Microwave Development Award is given for microwave
development, ie, research and application of new and refined uses
and activity in the amateur microwave bands, along with the bands
above 30 GHz.  This includes adaptation of new modes both in
terrestrial formats and satellite techniques.