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    Inductees CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame - 2018

    Announcing: 2018 Inductees, CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

    EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE Friday, May 18, 2018

    (Xenia, Ohio - May 18, 2018) - The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has 11 new members for 2018, CQ magazine announced today. This brings to 321 the total number of members inducted since the hall's establishment in 2001.

    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 2018 inductees (listed alphabetically) are:

    • Marlon Brando, FO5GJ (SK), iconic movie actor
    • David Brown, KC5ZTC (SK), NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia disaster
    • Kalpana Chawla, KD5ESI (SK), NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia disaster
    • Laurel Clark, KC5ZSU (SK), NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia disaster
    • Ashhar Farhan, VU2ESE, pioneer in popularizing open-source Bit-X "semi-kits" using Arduinos for affordable QRP transceivers
    • Grady Fox, W4FRM (SK), SSB pioneer; worked on Manhattan Project during World War II and the camera for NASA's lunar landers
    • Wendell King, ex-2ADD (SK), African-American pioneer of broadcasting and college radio
    • Fred Lloyd, AA7BQ, founder of QRZ.com, the most widely-accessed amateur radio website
    • Mark Pecen, KC9X/VE3QAM, wireless communication and networking pioneer, inventor, cybersecurity expert
    • Carole Perry, WB2MGP, longtime advocate for youth in amateur radio; moderator of Dayton youth forum for more than 30 years
    • Ed Westcott, W4UVS, photographer who chronicled the Manhattan Project during World War II and later helped the FBI with its investigation of the Jonestown massacre

    Two new members each are also being inducted into the CQ DX and Contest Halls of Fame at the respective Dayton DX and Contest dinners. Their names will be announced separately.

    Note to editors: We are issuing a separate news release this year - with separate release times - for each of the CQ Halls of Fame: Amateur Radio, Contest and DX, in an effort to accommodate participants in the DX and Contest dinners who have asked that the identities of the new inductees to those halls of fame remain a surprise. We hope this does not cause any inconvenience.

    CQ Communications, Inc. / 17 West John St. / Hicksville, NY 11801 USA / 516-681-2922
    73 Al 4L5A
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