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The Lee de Forest Award

Lee de Forest is credited with inventing the Audion, a vacuum tube that enabled signal amplification in radio circuits. He held over 180 patents, pioneered motion picture sound, and popularized the word “radio” in the U.S. instead of the European term “wireless.” The Lee de Forest Award, originated in 1983, is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of radio communications.

Recipients:

1983 – D.E. Replogle
1984 – William G. H. Finch
1985 – Austin G. Cooley
1986 – Maurice Zouary
1987 – William Storm Halstead
1988 – Fred M. Link
1989 – Fred Shunaman
1990 – Marguerite E. Warshaw
1991 – Louis Rabinowitz
1992 – Louise Ramsey Moreau
1995 – Edward Dervishian, P.E
1999 – Joe Franklin
2001 – Leslie A. Geddes, Ph.D
2006 – Sean Maloney
2008 – Joe Vestal
2013 – John Powell
2015 – Elizabeth Maxfield, Esq.
2018 – Dr. Nathan ‘Chip’ Cohen, W1YW

Upcoming Events
Aug
11
Sun
all-day APCO
APCO
Aug 11 – Aug 14 all-day
Join the RCA Networking Event on Sunday August 11 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Luna Del Sea Bistro 300 W. Pratt Street Baltimore MD 21201 $20/pp, $25/pp at the door. For people staying after[...]
Sep
28
Sat
all-day WWV Centennial Celebrations
WWV Centennial Celebrations
Sep 28 – Oct 2 all-day
WWV Centennial Celebrations
The 100th anniversary of time broadcast station WWV will be held on these dates.  Amateur radio operators can contact a special events station set up to commemorate the event.  Educators can use the event as[...]