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2024 CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by W7UUU, May 26, 2024.

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  1. W7UUU

    W7UUU Director, QRZ Forums Lifetime Member 133 QRZ HQ Staff Life Member QRZ Page

    The following news bulletin as submitted by inductee Joe, DL8HCZ:

    CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame - DL8HCZ - K3LR - K2MGA
    DL8HCZ/CT1HZE, Joachim Kraft, of Hamburg, Germany; K3LR, Tim Duffy of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.; and the late K2MGA, Richard A. Ross, have been inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.

    Dl8HCZ/CT1HZE, Joachim Kraft, has been an enthusiastic amateur radio operator since 1980 and has been committed to the technical development of amateur radio and research into propagation phenomena in the VHF/UHF and microwave bands since 1989 by publishing the English-language amateur radio magazine DUBUS with a team of specialist authors from all over the world working on a voluntary basis. In particular, this magazine researches and analyzes DX successes on the 6M, 2M, and higher bands. The evaluation of, and statistics on, sporadic-E DX QSOs in the 2M band, which Joachim painstakingly compiles and updates annually, spans 50-plus years and is probably unique worldwide. DUBUS was founded in 1972 by a group of radio amateurs from Berlin, and was already being used to exchange technical and DX information across all national borders at the time of the Iron Curtain. For over 35 years, Joachim has been involved in this magazine together with other radio amateurs, and for almost a quarter of a century he has been its publisher. Today, it is read in over 50 countries.

    K3LR, Tim Duffy, already a member of the CQ Contest Hall of Fame since 2006, is being inducted into the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame because of his lifetime achievements that far transcend his contesting accomplishments. As a contester, Tim has hosted over 160 different amateur radio operators from around the world to his superstation – 11 operating positions and 14 towers – since 1992. He has been the moderator of the Hamvention Antenna forum for 36 years, and has served as chairman of Contest University (15 years), the Dayton Contest Dinner (29 years), and the Top Band Dinner. He also co-coordinates the Contest Super Suite (37 years) in Dayton during the yearly Dayton Hamvention. He also founded the popular RFI reflector (, and has moderated it since 1999. Tim serves on the board of directors of the World Wide Radio Operators Foundation
    (WWROF) as Chairman and is President Emeritus of the Radio Club of America (RCA). Tim is multi-year President of the Mercer County Amateur Radio Club (W3LIF/W3JTV). He received the RCA Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio service award in 2010, Hamvention Amateur of the Year in 2015, and the YASME Excellence award in 2016. Professionally, Tim is the Chief Executive Officer of DX Engineering.

    K2MGA, Richard A. Ross, who passed away on April 27 at age 84, was president of CQ Publishing. He was editor, then publisher of CQ Magazine, and at one time, published 11 magazine titles as well as books, calendars, and an extensive video library. Dick was also a huge supporter of contesting, DXing, and many other aspects of the amateur radio service. He believed strongly in celebrating his fellow amateurs for their exemplary achievements in these endeavors.

    Dick Ross has now been inducted into all three of the CQ Halls of Fame – Amateur Radio, Contest, and DX – in recognition of his lifelong dedication to the amateur radio service and to his fellow amateurs.

    Submitted to QRZ May 26, 2024
    Joe, DL8HCZ/CT1HZE

    Posted by Dave, W7UUU


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  2. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    CONGRATS to Tim, K3LR, one of the true good guys and ambassadors of amateur radio, worldwide.

    Tim never lets his competitive acumen compromise his great good will and superlative ham spirit!
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  3. DO1FER

    DO1FER Ham Member QRZ Page

    Amateur Radio Hall of Fame is a good thing. But there are different others, were nobody looks at. Like the developers of the Sbitx kits. Those operators are often and stay at the level of an inside tip. The last Hamvention showed, what the future can be.
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  4. WR3V

    WR3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    As there is no more CQ, who issued these awards?
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  5. KM4MMD

    KM4MMD Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    I honor the recipient of the award. However I consider CQ as irrelevant and without honor. They stopped sending my magazines that I paid for half way through the year. They never answered my emails or refunded my money for the subscription. I have no use for them, if they still exist.
  6. K0UO

    K0UO Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    CONGRATS to Tim, K3LR. He just continues supporting ham radio to the fullest.

    73 from,
    The K0UO " Rhombic Antenna Farm" miles of wire in the Air & On the AIR daily
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  7. KU5D

    KU5D XML Subscriber QRZ Page

    Isn't that like Blockbuster Video issuing movie awards today?
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  8. K8PG

    K8PG QRZ Lifetime Member #333 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Congratulations to Tim ,K3LR.

    K8PG Paul Morse Music 73's
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  9. WR3V

    WR3V Ham Member QRZ Page

    If CQ is running it, they will get their certificates 3 months late, if ever.
  10. WQ1C

    WQ1C Ham Member QRZ Page

    A very good question. Yes, congrats to those who deserve these awards. But who is behind the issuance of them? Many inquiring minds want to know.
  11. KA2FIR

    KA2FIR Ham Member QRZ Page

  12. WR3V

    WR3V Ham Member QRZ Page

  13. K3LUE

    K3LUE Ham Member QRZ Page

    They probably won't get the award like so many of us didn't get our magazines or our money back.
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  14. W0ML

    W0ML QRZ Lifetime Member #754 Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

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  15. W1YW

    W1YW Ham Member QRZ Page

    Let's set the record straight please---

    WWROF has nothing to do with the CQ Hall of Fame.

    What was left of CQ received a nomination for K3LR and they proceeded to award. NOT WWROF.

    WWROF does indeed handle the CQ WW (and other) contest(s)--but NOT the CQ Hall of Fame.

    Frankly, if you knew K3LR at all, you wouldn't even remotely speculate that Tim would be self-serving. The goodwill that Tim has earned is genuine and self evident to those in the contest community and far beyond. This is obviously awarded as a merit based decision.

    Sheesh! How do you guys come up with this stuff!

    Chip W1YW
    Last edited: May 29, 2024
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