[amsat-bb] Re: WA8SME wins YASME Excellence Award

n4csitwo at bellsouth.net n4csitwo at bellsouth.net
Mon Dec 10 09:33:31 PST 2012

Thanks for sharing this information John and congratulations to Mark for his 
hard work and dedication to amateur radio and education.

Dave, AA4KN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Papay" <john at papays.com>
To: <amsat-bb at amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 12:14 PM
Subject: [amsat-bb] WA8SME wins YASME Excellence Award

> Mark Spencer, WA8SME, has just received the Excellence Award
> from the YASME Foundation (yasme.org).  The following is an excerpt from
> the OPDX Bulletin 1090, December 10th, 2012:
>    "The Yasme Excellence Award is awarded to individuals who through their
> own service, creativity, effort and dedication have made a significant
> contribution 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
> globe.
>     The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce
> the award of the Yasme Excellence Award to the following individuals:
>  - 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
>    experiments."
> Mark has been instrumental in working with the Teachers Institute,
> introducing teachers to Amateur Radio Satellites.  This has led
> to students getting involved in our part of amateur radio and the
> creation of school amateur radio clubs.  Many of you have made contacts
> with these club stations and know how excited students are to be able
> to make contacts through amateur radio satellites.
> Mark's most recent contribution is the FT817 computer interface which
> allows this HF simplex radio to be used with linear satellites.  If
> you own an FT817, you'll want to check it out.  See the October 2012
> issue of QST for details.  Mark Hammond, N8MH, had these kits for
> sale at the AMSAT Symposium.  Hector, CO6CBF, took one back to Cuba and
> is building it for use with his newly acquired FT817.
> Congratulations to Mark Spencer WA8SME, recipient of the YASME Foundation
> Excellence Award!
> 73,
> John K8YSE
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