2015 Nominations Open for the CQ Amateur Radio, DX, and Contest Halls of Fame
Each year CQ recognizes those who have made signif- icant contributions to amateur radio in general, and to DXing and contesting in particular, creating three categories of awards. Nominations for all three Halls of Fame are now open and will close on March 1, 2015.
CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
Amateur radio operators have been responsible for many advances in communications technology, and entire indus- tries have been built on the foundation of amateur radio experimentation and activity. In an effort to recognize out- standing amateurs and their achievements, and help the pub- lic appreciate the far-reaching and longstanding value of amateur radio in our society, we have established the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Nominations for the 2015 “class” are now open. Members of the 2014 “class”were announced last May and appeared in the July issue of CQ.
Hall of Famers at Hall of Fame — CQ Amateur Radio and Contest Hall of Fame member Scott Redd, KØDQ, and his wife, Donna, recently visited fellow CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Famer Mark Stenning, AA1AC, at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, where Stenning was Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until his retirement last September. Redd, a retired Admiral and first director of the National Counter-Terrorism Center, was inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame in 2008, and the CQ Contest Hall of Fame in 2014. Stenning is a 2010 inductee into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. (Photo courtesy AA1AC)
The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors those whose technical or other accomplishments have helped propel ama- teur radio forward, or whose achievements in other areas of life have helped improve ham radio’s reputation simply through association. Nominees for the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame will be judged on the basis of qualifying in one of two broad areas: those individuals — whether licensed amateurs or not — who have made significant contributions to the amateur radio hobby; and those radio amateurs who have made significant contributions to society in general. Nominees must have made significantcontributions of nationwide or worldwide impact.
Nominations for the Amateur Radio Hall of Fame may be made by clubs, organizations, or individuals. State your can- didate’s name, where to contact him/her if still living, for which category you are nominating him/her, and a brief one- to two- paragraph description of this person’s accomplishments. Please include your name and contact information as well. E-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or mail to CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame, 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY 11801. The official nomination form is on the CQ website <www.cq-amateur-radio.com>. Please indicate in your e-mail subject line for which hall of fame the nomi- nation is being submitted.
CQ DX and Contest Halls of Fame
Nominations for the CQ DX Hall of Fame and the CQ Contest Hall of Fame recognize those amateurs who have made major contributions to DXing and contesting, respectively. The activities and accomplishments that qualify one for mem- bership in these elite groups involve considerable personal sacrifice and can usually be described by the phrase “above and beyond the call of duty.”Nominations for the Contest and DX Halls of Fame may be made by clubs, organizations, or individuals, and must be submitted by March 1 of each year to be considered.
A maximum of two (2) people may be inducted into each hall of fame (DX and contest) each year. Nominations for the CQ Contest and DX Halls of Fame should be directed to CQ DX Hall of Fame or CQ Contest Hall of Fame, 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY 11801; or via e-mail to <email@example.com>. Please indicate in your e-mail subject line for which hall of fame the nomination is being submitted.
If you feel someone has earned this recognition, please submit a nomination. Please don't assume that someone else will nominate the person you may have in mind. Nominations from past years will not automatically be carried over.
We will announce this year’s selections at the Dayton Hamvention® in May. Please help us recognize these “ham radio heroes” whose contributions have helped shape our hobby, our nation, or our world. Remember, the nomination deadline for all three CQ Halls of Fame is March 1, 2015.