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August 2015


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DELARA News is published on the web as the monthly newsletter of the Delaware Amateur Radio Association in Delaware, Ohio. 
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delara news Delaware Amateur Radio Association, Delaware OH   VOL 34  NUMBER 8
The Ohio Section can present this award to someone who champions our great hobby in many different ways. Those of us in DELARA find it no stretch or surprise that our own Bob was selected!  Ohio Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, announced the award at the Great Lakes Division convention at the Columbus Hamfest. Scott based the award on Bob’s long history of not only being involved in ham radio, but his equally long and successful track record of ‘evangelizing’ our hobby, with programs to put books in schools, create loaner radios for new hams, and consistently portraying the technical advancement that ham radio is all about. The award is not presented every year, but is held for only those who have risen high above the norm in amateur radio. Those of us who work with Bob are well aware of his character and good standing, as well as his humor and comedic abilities. Bob is, indeed a man of many hats!

Our Bob Dixon, W8ERD, granted the Allan Severson

Memoriam Award, Ohio Section Ham of the Year

 The Allan Severson Memorial Award is bestowed on an amateur radio operator in the Ohio Section who has demonstrated a continuing dedication to the advancement of amateur radio and to the Ohio Section. Usually one Ohio Section member is awarded per year and usually at the Ohio Section Conference in September.  The award had been established in 1992 and was named "Ohio Ham of the Year" until 1999. That year it was renamed after Allan, of Lakewood, Ohio, who had become a silent key in 1997. The award winners listed here are all hams who, like Allan Severson, have dedicated themselves to the advancement of the American Radio Relay League in Ohio. Although Allan had served the Section as Section Manager and went on to a distinguished career as Great Lakes Division Director on the ARRL National Board of Directors, the annual award announcement only mentions one sentence about him which is part of every memorial award certificate. That sentence quickly demonstrates the reason for the renaming of this award. "Allan's devotion to serve amateur radio inspired a whole generation of Ohio Section leadership."
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