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    CQ Maganize News 3 March 2020


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - March 3, 2020
    Rich Moseson, W2VU

    CQ Magazine Awards Editor Eddie De Young, KS4AA, is Silent Key
    Jim Houser, WA8JIM, Named to Succeed Him


    (Hicksville, NY March 3, 2020) - Just a few weeks after stepping down due to health issues, CQ Amateur Radio magazine Awards Editor Eddie De Young, KS4AA, became a Silent Key on February 25.

    DeYoung had held the post for less than a year, according to CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, who also announced the appointment of Jim Houser, WA8JIM, of Bartlett, Illinois, as the new Awards Editor. Houser's first column will appear in the May 2020 issue.

    "Eddie had let us know in late January that he would be unable to continue," Moseson explained, "so we were already looking for a successor and were about to announce WA8JIM's appointment when we learned of Eddie's passing. We extend our condolences to Eddie's wife and family."

    Jim Houser has been licensed since 1998 and has held an Extra Class license since 1999. His main interests are award-hunting, county-hunting, state QSO parties, rag-chewing, homebrewing, collecting QSL cards and attending the Dayton Hamvention.® Professionally, Jim is the lead radio technician for Amtrak's Chicago Radio Department.

    "Jim's perspective is likely to be a little different from that of his predecessors," noted Moseson, "since he is still actively in the hunt for new 'wallpaper,' holding Worked All Continents (WAC) and Worked All States (WAS), but still chasing other major awards, including DXCC/CQ DX and the USA-Counties Award. So he will bring to these pages a first-hand understanding of the challenges of award-chasing in today's ham radio."

    Houser says he plans to highlight some lesser-known awards that keep the hunt fun while chasing the major awards, along with tips and suggestions for successful award-chasing.

    73 Al 4L5A