April 23, 2021

*From QCWA Headquarters*


QCWA Bulletin 2021-006 – Ellwood ‘Woody’ Brem, K3YV, is the 2020 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award Winner

The QCWA Board are pleased to announce that QCWA Life Member #30030 Woody Brem, K3YV of Spring Mills, Pennsylvania, as the winner of the 2020 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award for his article, “‘Leaky’
Antenna Switches,” which appeared in the March 2020 issue of QST.

“I am truly honored,” Brem said. “Bill Orr was and is one of my inspirations. I have read his books for many years and have always tried to live up to his high standards. I’d like to think Bill Orr helped me along to a wonderful career in electrical engineering.”

The Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award is bestowed each year upon the author of an outstanding QST article or series on new or existing
technologies, or on methods or means of amateur communication. Articles must be written in an easily understood style, worthy of the Bill Orr stamp of approval, encourage interest, and expand knowledge and understanding of amateurs who may lack a strong technical background.

The QST editorial staff serves as the selection panel and recommends the winner from a review of the year’s QST articles to the ARRL Foundation Board for final approval.

47 & 73,

Ken Oelke, VE6AFO

President, Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc.

Courtesy ARRL Letter

By Jeff Buffington N4POD

Amateur Radio Operator since the age of 16. Joined QCWA in 2015. Seeking to reactivate East Tennessee Chapter 60 of the QCWA. Member of the ARRL. Former member of the Orlando Amateur Radio Club.