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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

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Ohio/Penn DX Special Bulletin No. 1095.1

The Ohio/Penn DX PacketCluster
DX Special Bulletin No. 1095.1
BID: $OPDX.1095.1
January 15, 2012
Editor Tedd Mirgliotta, KB8NW
Provided by BARF80.ORG (Cleveland, Ohio)

Thanks to the Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society, Northern Ohio DX
Association, Ohio/Penn PacketCluster Network, AB5K & the AR TelNet
Clusters Network, W2VU and W6SZN for the following DX information.

CQ NEWS (Ron Ochu, KO0Z, Named CQ Beginners Editor). Richard, W2VU,
Editor of CQ Amateur Radio, sent out the following:
Ron Ochu, KO0Z, Named CQ Magazine Beginners Editor

(Hicksville, NY January 14, 2013) ­ Ron Ochu, KO0Z, of Girard, Illinois,
has been named Beginners Editor of CQ Amateur Radio magazine, Editor
Rich Moseson, W2VU, announced today. He will begin writing the "Learning
Curve" column as of the April 2013 issue. Ochu succeeds Rich Arland,
K7SZ, who stepped down after a decade of writing various columns for
several CQ Communications magazines.

Ochu is a recently-retired high school English teacher and ham radio
license instructor. A ham since 1974, he has held an Extra Class license
since 1982. His ham radio interests include DXing, antennas, VHF/UHF/SHF,
RTTY and contesting, but notes that "nothing beats a good, down to earth
ragchew with a fellow ham." In addition to ham radio, Ron enjoys photo-
graphy, reading and spending time with his grandchildren. His wife, Debbie,
is KC9ULA.

CQ Editor Rich Moseson said, "I am looking forward to working with Ron.
His wide-ranging interests and experience both as a teacher and in working
with new hams should be just the right formula for the 'Learning Curve'
column, which is aimed both at new hams and at more experienced hams
learning new aspects of the hobby."

"My hope is to encourage readers to discover and to experience, first
hand, the many many avenues for growth and personal satisfaction that
our hobby makes available," said Ochu. "I hope that my passion will be
evident and perhaps even a little contagious!"

YASME NEWS (Press Release--Revised). Kip, W6SZN, sent out the revised
press release that clarifies some statements made in our December 7,
2012 press release:
(Revision to December 7, 2012 Press Release)

January 14, 2013
Temple Hills, Maryland

[The following revision of our original award announcement clarifies the
relative contributions of award recipients G3PLX and SP9VRC. The Yasme
Foundation apologizes for creating any confusion about the origins of PSK31.]


The Yasme Excellence Award is awarded to individuals who through their own
service, creativity, effort and dedication have made a significant contri-
bution to amateur radio. The contribution may be in recognition of
technical, operating or organizational achievement, as all three are
necessary for amateur radio to grow and prosper. The Yasme Excellence
Award is in the form of a cash grant and an individually-engraved crystal

The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce the
award of the Yasme Excellence Award to the following individuals:

- George Fremin, K5TR; Tree Tyree, N6TR; Trey Garlough, N5KO; and Scott
Neader, KA9FOX for their contributions to many infrastructure projects
that benefit the ham community at large
- Mark Spencer, WA8SME for his instrumental work in the ARRL Teachers
Institute and other training efforts, development of PIC microcontroller
projects and books for amateurs, and work with leaders in student and
scientific teams applying amateur radio to scientific projects and
- Champ Muangamphun, E21EIC, and Pornchai Semjang, HS2JFW, for leadership
in the Thai amateur community, especially during the recent flooding
which helped open the door to the new Thai HF licensing and enhanced
the stature of amateur radio with the Thai government
- Tomas Hood, NW7US, and Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA, for sustained education
of the amateur community regarding propagation, solar and geomagnetic
- David Freese, W1HKJ, for creating and maintaining the freeware software
package FLDIGI, probably the most widely used digital communication
software in ham radio and a frequent gateway for new hams who are more
familiar with computer-based communications
- Dean Straw, N6BV, for his contributions to amateur antenna system design
and the development of software tools such as HFTA to optimize system
- Peter Martinez, G3PLX, and Pawel Jalocha, SP9VRC, for their individual
and distinct contributions to digital communications technology. Peter
Martinez is recognized for his invention of PSK31, a widely used digital
mode that enables many amateurs to successfully communicate on HF with
very modest stations. Pawel Jalocha, SP9VRC is recognized for his
contributions to the field of digital signal processing as applied to
communications systems that are used by amateurs, such as the mode
- Arie Kleingeld, PA3A; Ad Van Ginneken, PA8AD; and Arie, PA3AN for their
sustained contributions to the Mercy Ships Project

Thank you for your fine work and congratulations to you all!

The Board of Directors also announces supporting grants to the following:
- WRTC 2014 (

- World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (

- Club Log (

- NCDXF Beacon Project (

- Yasme Scholarships (administered by ARRL) (

- Amateur Radio Association of Kosovo (SHARK)

The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct
scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio, including
DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of
Amateur Radio in developing countries. For additional information about
The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at

Fred Laun, K3ZO, Vice-President
The Yasme Foundation

Board of Directors:

Wayne Mills, N7NG, Director and President
Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director
Ward Silver, N0AX, Director
Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director

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President of the "Northern Ohio DX Association" (NODXA)
DX Chairman for the "Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society
ARRL Assistant Director of the Great Lakes Division
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