[amsat-bb] [ans] ANS-157 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin - AMSAT President Awarded Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal

Mark L. Hammond marklhammond at gmail.com
Thu Jun 6 18:55:44 UTC 2019

Way to go, Mr. President!  Congratulations.

Mark N8MH

On Thu, Jun 6, 2019 at 11:04 AM JoAnne K9JKM via ANS <ans at amsat.org> wrote:

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> * AMSAT President Awarded Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal
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> ANS-157 AMSAT News Service Special Bulletin
> AMSAT News Service Bulletin 157.01
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> AMSAT President Awarded Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal
> AMSAT President and ARRL Life Member Joe Spier, K6WAO, has been
> awarded the Russian E.T. Krenkel Medal, a prestigious award granted
> to individuals and organizations for outstanding global contributions
> to Amateur Radio.
> Joe Spier, K6WAO is a long time supporter of Amateur Radio in Space
> and international cooperation. K6WAO is the President of the Radio
> Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT). He has also served AMSAT as
> Executive Vice President, and Vice President, Educational Relations.
> He is a long term supporter of Amateur Radio on the International
> Space Station (ARISS) and scientific, technical, engineering, and
> mathematics education. Spier is an AMSAT Life Member. He also is a
> Life Member of American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the Society
> of Amateur Radio Astronomers (SARA).
> The award's namesake, Ernst Teodorovich Krenkel, was a radio amateur
> who, over the years, used the call signs RAEM, U3AA, and UA3AA. Born
> in Poland, Krenkel was an Arctic explorer who took part in the first
> Soviet "drifting station," North Pole-1. He was made a "Hero of the
> Soviet Union" in 1938 for his exploits.
> Krenkel's son, T.E. Krenkel, is among the four signatories to the
> award certificate. The younger Krenkel, a professor at the Moscow
> Technical College of Telecommunication and Informatics, said his
> father was an avid radio amateur who served as the first chairman
> of the Central Radio Club in the USSR.
> Krenkel's image appears on postage stamps from the USSR and Russia,
> and he authored a biography entitled My Callsign is RAEM. In the era
> when all radio amateurs received QSL cards via Box 88, Moscow, Krenkel
> was allowed to have his own postal address on his QSLs and was issued
> the non-standard RAEM call sign.
> Information about the Krenkel Medal can be found at:
> http://krenkelmedal.org/index.php?id=49
> [ANS thanks the Russian National Academy of Researches and
>   Discoveries for the above information]
> /EX
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> donors to AMSAT Project Funds, will be eligible to receive addi-
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Mark L. Hammond [N8MH]

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