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(Press Release, Date May 20th):

CQ magazine today announced its 2016 Hall of Fame inductees, including only the second non-amateurs elected to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, two new inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame and 21 new members of the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those individuals, whether licensed hams or not, who have made significant contributions to amateur radio; and those amateurs who have made significant contributions either to amateur radio, to their professional careers or to some other aspect of life on our planet. The 2016 inductees (listed alphabetically) are:

Bob Arnold, N2JEU (SK) - Co-developer (with Keith Lamonica, W7DXX,

see below) of the first internet-controlled remote base

Grant Bingeman, KM5RG (SK) - Developed "method of moments" antenna

modeling software for AM broadcast stations and 160-meter

amateur antennas

Bob Carpenter, W3OTC (SK) - Pioneer of meteor scatter and FM stereo

broadcast technology; longtime AMSAT volunteer

David Dary, W5ZAX - Journalist, author, journalism educator - former

correspondent for CBS and NBC News, journalism professor

at University of Kansas and University of Oklahoma, author

of over 20 books on the American West

Matt Ettus, N2MJI - Software defined radio pioneer; developed first

Universal Software Radio Peripheral (USRP) with GNU radio

software support

Terry Fox, WB4FJI - Packet radio pioneer; primary developer of AX.25

amateur packet protocol

Elmer "Bud" Frohardt, Jr., W9DY (SK) ­- The original "Elmer" for whom

ham radio mentors are named (courtesy of a 1971 QST "How's

DX?" column by Rod Newkirk, W9BRD/VA3ZBB)

Fred Gissoni, K4JLX (SK) - Adaptive technology pioneer; co-developer

of the Porta-Braille and Pocket-Braille note-taking devices

for the visually impaired, as well as many other devices

Ken Kellerman, K2AOE - Radioastronomer; pioneer of radio interferometry;

co-developer of very long baseline interferometry (VLBI),

which permits multiple telescopes to function as a single


Keith Lamonica, W7DXX - Co-developer (with the late Bob Arnold, N2JEU)

of the first internet-controlled remote base

George Mitchell, K6ZE (SK) - Member of the Tuskegee Airmen in World

War II and 2007 recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal

for his wartime service

Les Mitchell, G3BHK (SK) - Founder of Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), annual

event to introduce amateur radio to scouts and guides around

the world

William Moerner, WN6I - Co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry

for his work in high-resolution microscopy

Leigh Orf, KG4ULP - Co-developer of tornado simulator using computer

modeling to simulate conditions under which tornadoes form

Joe Rudi, NK7U - Former Major League baseball player; 3-time All-Star

Wes Schum, W9DYV (SK) - Co-founder of Central Electronics, developed

first commercially-manufactured amateur radio SSB transmitter

Garry Shandling, ex-KQ6KA/KD6OY (SK) - Well-known comedian, actor, writer

and television personality

Mason Southwirth, ex-W1VLH (SK) - Head of ARRL International Geophysical

Year (IGY) Propagation Research Project in 1958-59; conducted

additional propagation research at Stanford University

Boris Stepanov, RU3AX (ex-UW3AX) - Leading Russian amateur, deputy editor

of Russian Radio magazine; pioneer of computerized contest

logging and log-checking; developed prototype for World

Radiosport Team Championships (WRTC); first to propose "glass

cockpit" for ham transceiver, combining frequency readout

and spectrum scope on front panel display

Rufus Turner, W3LF (SK) - Believed to be the first African-American radio

amateur in the U.S.; helped develop 1N34A diode; wrote 1949

article in Radio-Electronics magazine on how to "Build a


Perry Williams, W1UED (SK) - Longtime ARRL Washington Coordinator and

League archivist; convinced Congress to approve vanity call-

sign program and not to impose a license application fee on

amateurs; persuaded FCC to retain large amateur microwave al-

locations and to create primary amateur allocation at 2.4 GHz

CQ DX and Contest and DX Halls of Fame

The CQ DX and Contest Halls of Fame honor those amateurs who not only

excel in personal performance in these major areas of amateur radio but

who also "give back" to the hobby in outstanding ways.

For only the second time in its history, this year, we induct a non-amateur

- in fact, a group of non-amateurs - to the CQ DX Hall of Fame (The first

was Islands on the Air founder Geoff Watts in 1977). The 2016 inductees


Nigel Jolly and the Crew of the RV Braveheart - Jolly and his crew (and

ship) have provided transportation for - and assured the

safety of - many of the major DXpeditions to southern islands

in the past 15 years, DXpeditions that likely would not

otherwise have taken place.

Roger Balister, G3KMA - As manager of the Islands on the Air program

since 1985, Roger has seen IOTA grow from a few hundred early

participants to more than 10,000 today, making it one of the

most popular award programs in amateur radio.

The 2016 inductees to the CQ Contest Hall of Fame are:

Tod Olson, K0TO - Tod is the founding editor of the National Contest

Journal and has served the general amateur radio community

as an ARRL Section Manager, Vice Director, Division Director

and International Affairs Vice President

Richard Strand, KL7RA (SK) - A radio astronomer taking advantage of the

quiet of the northern latitudes for his research, Rich Strand

built and maintained highly competitive contest stations in

a very difficult environment and was, for many hams, their

first (or only) CQ Zone 1 contact.

Formal inductions to the CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame were conducted in conjunction with the Dayton Hamvention® in May. Contest Hall of Fame presentations were made at the Dayton Contest Dinner by CQ World Wide DX Contest Director Randy Thompson, K5ZD; DX Hall of Fame inductions were conducted at the Dayton DX Dinner on our behalf by noted DXers and CQ DX Hall of Fame members Bob Allphin, K4UEE, and Ralph Fedor, K0IR.

Our thanks to all and congratulations to the inductees!

CQ Communications, Inc. / 17 West John St. / Hicksville, NY 11801 USA /


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