YASME Award voor Koos Fockens PA0KDF

Goed werk voor de radioamateurgemeenschap wordt erkend en beloond. Koos Fockens, PAØKDF, ontvangt van The YASME Foundation de prestigieuze Excellence Award. Deze erkenning gaat gepaard met een geldbedrag als stimulerende prijs.

PA0KDFOM Koos verricht belangrijk werk binnen onze VERON EMC-EMF Commissie. Zijn onderzoek en metingen aangaande storing in amateurbanden zijn een belangrijke bijdrage aan de wereldwijde strijd die de VERON en haar zustervereniging voeren tegen PLC storing. Het bekende internet via het stopcontact.

Het VERON hoofdbestuur en de EMC-EMF Commissie feliciteren OM Koos van harte met deze mooie prijs.


Het officiële bericht van de YASME Foundation:


The Yasme Excellence Award is presented to individuals who, through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication, have made a significant contribution to amateur radio.  The contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating or organizational achievement, as all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and prosper.  The Yasme Excellence Award is in the form of a cash grant and an individually-engraved crystal globe.

YASME Foundation

The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce the award of the Yasme Excellence Award to the following individuals:

Mike Mertel, K7IR, for his revolutionary invention of a tunable Yagi antenna that was later made available to the amateur radio community under the brand name SteppIR.

Koos Fockens, PAØKDF, for his investigations, measurements and publications regarding noise in the amateur radio bands that played a key role in the global fight against Broadband Over Power Line (BPL) interference.

James Ying, N2IW, for his creation of an on-line scheduling application that was used by many W1AW/portable operations during the 2014 ARRL Centennial and remains available without charge.

The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of amateur radio in developing countries.  For additional information about The Yasme Foundation, visit our website at www.yasme.org.

Ward Silver, NØAX, President

The Yasme Foundation


Board of Directors:

Fred Laun, K3ZO, Director and Vice-President
Rusty Epps, W6OAT, Director and Treasurer
Kip Edwards, W6SZN, Director and Secretary
Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, Director
Ken Claerbout, K4ZW, Director
Martti Laine, OH2BH, Director
Mac McHenry, W6BSY, Director
Robert Vallio, W6RGG, Director