The Framingham Amateur Radio Association honored two very special club members at a dinner banquet on June 18, 2011. Mary and Ed Weiss, KA1HGL and W1NXC, respectively, received honors, presents and congratulations before a packed audience of family, friends, and radio club members at the La Cantina Restaurant in Framingham.
ARRL Section Manager Phil Temples, K9HI presented a special plaque on behalf of FARA to Ed and Mary which read,
“The Framingham Amateur Radio Association takes great pride in awarding this certificate for decades of dediction in teaching ham radio to those caring and hard-working club members, Ed Weiss, W1NXC and Mary Weiss, KA1HGL.”
W1NXC received the prestigious Herb S. Brier Award from ARRL in 2003 for his years of dedication in volunteer teaching of ham radio coures. He is also thought to be one of the first instructors in the nation to promote the concept of a “License-In-A-Weekend” class.
Mary was presented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers; Ed was given a Special Edition Vibroplex “bug” by FARA, and a copy of the 2011 ARRL Radio Amateurs Handbook courtesy of the Eastern MA ARRL Section. Both Ed and Mary received baseball caps embroidered with their call signs.
Event planning was handled by Sumner Weisman, W1VIV. Master of Ceremonies Jim Weckback, W1EQW kept the evening lively and animated with light-hearted humor. Numerous other club members contributed remembrances and congratulatory remarks.
[Photo courtesy WA1HAM]