ARRL Great Lakes Division Honors Christopher Brault, KD8YVJ
THE HIRAM PERCY MAXIM MEMORIAL AWARD is given annually to a licensed
radio amateur under the age of 21. The nominee must be a current ARRL
member. The nominee's accomplishments and contributions to both the
community of Amateur Radio and the local community should be of the
most exemplary nature. These activities may include: Participation or
leadership in organizational affairs at the local or national level,
technical achievement, operating record, recruitment and training of
new amateurs and/or public relations activities.
A few months ago, the winner of the Hiram Percy Maxim award for 2015
was announced. The honor went to Chris Brault, KD8YVJ, of Liberty
Township, Ohio, a member of the Great Lakes Division. The Division
would like to formally recognize Chris for this national honor and will
be holding an awards ceremony at the Voice of America Museum of
Broadcasting in West Chester, Ohio, on Saturday, November 12th at 1
p.m. Hams throughout the division, but particularly those from the
Greater Cincinnati area, are invited to this celebration. We invite
all ham radio operators to come and meet Chris and congratulate him on
The VOA Museum will be open from 1 – 4 p.m., with free admission.
However, donations are always greatly appreciated. The facility houses
three museums, one featuring the Voice of America transmitting facility
(the Bethany Relay Station) which is the original purpose of the
building; another the Media Heritage Museum, showcasing the history of
broadcasting in the Cincinnati area; and finally the Grey History of
Wireless Museum, with many old-time radios of all sorts.
In addition to the ceremony and reception, where hams can congratulate
Chris in person, we hope to get him on the air from the West Chester
Amateur Radio Association shack in the museum, so that hams throughout
the Division can make contact with Chris. Details to be announced
later, but we’ll probably try forty meter SSB after 2 p.m. He’d
appreciate making many contacts with hams in the Division.
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