The Framingham Amateur Radio Association has awarded its 2005 FARA Scholarship to a college-bound young amateur from Milford, MA, according to Framingham ARA Vice President Gordy Bello, K1GB and FARA Scholarship Committee Chairman Richard Cosma, AA1VI.
“I am pleased and honored to announce that this year’s recipient of the FARA scholarship is Tim Nau, W1NAU,” announced Bello. “Tim will be attending Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston to study electrical engineering.”
Nau, a life-long resident of Milford, initially became interested in radio while in the third grade. “My father, a firefighter in Framingham gave me a scanner to listen to him on the radio,” writes Nau. “And my uncle was the Director of Communications for Boston EMS. He gave me a lot of radio knowledge.”
W1NAU credits two hams in particular for spurring his interest in ham radio: Bryan Cerqua, W1BRI and George Cleveland, WA1QGU, both of Milford. “George is the first ham that I ever knew and Bryan is my neighbor who has taught me the many technical aspects of radio, including repeater building.”
W1NAU was first licensed in August, 2003. He is a member of the Framingham ARA, the Minuteman Repeater Association and the ARRL.
[Left-right: Tim Nau, W1NAU; Gordy Bello, K1GB. Photo courtesy KB1FHJ][See also: Framingham ARA Announces Scholarship]