Five Eastern MA ARRL members were recognized for their contributions to the section with special citations at a meeting at the New England Division Convention in Boxboro on August 26, 2006. The amateurs are: Rob Macedo, KD1CY, Carl Aveni, N1FY, Bill Ricker, N1VUX, Phil McNamara, N1XTB and Phil Temples, K9HI.
“These awards cannot fully express our gratitude for the exceptional job [these individuals have] done, but hopefully recognition through this award will help in the communication of that sentiment,” writes ARRL Section Manager Michael P. Neilsen, W1MPN.
Rob Macedo, KD1CY is cited “for his efforts with coordinating the SKYWARN program at the National Weather Service in Taunton.”
Carl Aveni, N1FY has been “instrumental in the establishment of the EMA ARES Incident Command Post in the Bridgewater Emergency Operations Center.”
Bill Ricker, N1VUX has “contributed greatly to emergency preparedness and section activity” by organizing a comprehensive section field day web site. The site has drawn national acclaim.
Phil McNamara, N1XTB established an on-line ARES mobilization database, featuring a “fully interactive web based utility.”
“The establishment of this database helped meet a major management objective to access pertinent membership information on a real time basis, while allowing members to supervise and update their information at will,” commented W1MPN.
Phil Temples, K9HI established the current Eastern MA ARRL web site, a content management-based system that allows for many advanced features. He has also “developed several adjunct web sites to support ARES and NTS activities.”
[L-R: KD1CY, N1FY, N1XTB, N1VUX, K9HI]