W1NXC Wins ARRL Instructor of the Year Award

Ed Weiss, W1NXCEdmond (“Ed”) Weiss, W1NXC has been named by ARRL as the winner of the 2002 Herb S. Brier Instructor of the Year award. Weiss, a long-time member of the Framingham Amateur Radio Association, was nominated by fellow members.

Weiss is retired from the New England Telephone Company. He worked as a transmission engineer. W1NXC holds an Amateur Extra and commercial General Class license. He is also a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts.

Weiss served in World War II as a radio officer and is a member of the Society of Wireless Pioneers. The head instructor for Framingham Amateur Radio Association since 1978, Weiss has also completed the ARRL Emergency Communications courses and is a certified instructor for level I, II, and III.

“It is indeed an honor for someone to win the Herb S. Brier award,” said Phil Temples, K9HI, Eastern Massachusetts Section Manager. “Nominees from across the country must demonstrate a high success rate by way of numbers of students who pass their license exams and a high percentage of those who begin a course who successfully complete it.” Temples added, “candidates must also display extraordinary personal commitment. The endorsements and testimonials supplied by fellow club members and students are key in winning the award. I know that Ed’s fellow club members hold him in high esteem. He’s very deserving of this award.”

“Herb S. Brier, W9AD, long-time CQ Novice Editor, represented the spirit of effective, caring Amateur Radio instruction. The ARRL sponsors this award, in conjunction with the Lake County (IN) Amateur Radio Club, in his memory to recognize the very best in volunteer Amateur Radio instruction,” according to the ARRL web site.

Weiss will receive an engraved plaque and a $100 credit for purchase of ARRL publications. The award will be co-presented at a special “FARA Night Out” activity by K9HI and ARRL New England Division Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI.

[I knew the late Herb Brier while growing up in Indiana. Herb’s cheery demeaneor on the air and selfless dedication to all newcomers to the hobby was legendary. Way to go, Ed! -K9HI]

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