HB9JOE and HB9FPM receive RAL Awards

Published on Tuesday, 07 February 2017 19:02
Written by Webmaster

Radio Amateurs of Lebaon (RAL) presented today HB9JOE - Andy with it highest recognition award for his exceptional contribution to Amateur Radio and long years of support to Amateur Radio in Lebanon and RAL.

Andy was first licensed in 1991 and served as the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 treasurer for 12 years. He is currently the president of the Radio Amateur Club Swissair (HB9VC) and was the Vice President and Treasurer of Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen-Amateure (USKA), Treasurer of the Helvetia Telegraphy Club (HTC) and Treasurer of the Swiss DX Foundation (SDXF). 

Andy Holds OK8JOE callsign as well and has been active on Lebanese and Czech summits.  He is passionate  about SOTA, CW, DXing, Contests, IOTA, Castles, JOTA and is a proud member of USKA, HTC (# 80), SDXF, HB9W, HB9VC, IARC (4U1ITU), RAL, ARRL, HB9RF, HB9BF, CRK, HB9SOTA. Andy received the DXCC - 8 Bands award and the ARRL Diamond DXCC Challenge.

The award was presented on behalf of Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) by its president OD5TE - Hani in the presence of RAL executive committee and members. A very well deserved recognition for an amazing Ham and a friend to RAL. 

HB9FPM - Eva was also presented with the RAL president's golden seal in recognition of her service to Amateur Radio. Eva is currently the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 treasurer and holds OK3QE call and is a proud member of USKA, CRC, HB9SOTA, HTC, SDXF, and RAL. 

Andy and Eva just concluded their SOTA summit activations in Lebanon. Congratulations to both for this recognition.