Ward Silver, NØAX on the YASME Foundation – 4/24/2015

SLSRC is honored to once again welcome Ward Silver NØAX as guest speaker at our April 24th general meeting. Ward’s programs are always a “don’t miss” event.

About the YASME Foundation

YASME Foundation Link

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.

“Danny Weil was a pioneer of what is now known as the ‘DXpedition.’ While not the first to DXpedition, Danny was one of the first to travel to more than one location to operate, and to travel from place to place – often solo in a sailboat and lugging hundreds of pounds of radio equipment – specifically to provide DXers with a ‘new one.’  Lloyd and Iris Colvin perfected the DXpedition and took it into the modern age in the 1970s and 1980s, with operations from more than 100 countries, using modern transport methods and state-of-the-art radio equipment.

“YASME was both the name of Danny Weil’s boat, and the name of the not-for-profit foundation that was created in 1959 to provide financial and logistical support for the travels of Weil, the Colvins, and others.” – Scott Robbins, W4PA

About Ward Silver, NØAX

Ward Silver has been a ham since 1972 when he earned his Novice license (WNØGQP). His experiences in ham radio led him to a 20-year career as an electrical engineer, designing microprocessor-based products and medical devices. In 2000, he began a second career as a teacher and writer, leading to his receiving the 2003 Bill Orr Technical Writing Award and in 2008 he was recognized as the Dayton Hamvention’s “Ham of the Year”.

Ward is Lead Editor of the two primary amateur radio technical references, both published by the American Radio Relay League — the ARRL Handbook and the ARRL Antenna Book. He is the author of all three ARRL licensing study guides and writes the popular QST magazine columns “Hands-On Radio” and “Contest Corral”. His popular email newsletter, “The ARRL Contest Update” reaches 25,000 readers twice a month. He has written two other Wiley titles, as well; Two-Way Radios and Scanners, and Circuitbuilding Do-It-Yourself. The ham radio detective mystery, “Ray Tracy: Zone of Iniquity” and a tutorial, “Antenna Modeling for Beginners” are his most recent books.

On the air, he enjoys DXing, contesting, building antennas, and participating on his local ARES emergency communications team. He is a founder of the World Radiosport Team Championships and is a member of the YASME Foundation’s Board of Directors. Outside of ham radio, Ward plays the mandolin, dabbles in digital photography, and enjoys biking, camping, and canoeing.

View his books at Amazon:  Link to his books on Amazon