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  • Friday, February 24, 2012

    K1JT Addresses WRC, Receives ITU Gold Medal


    Nobel laureate and CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame member Dr. Joe Taylor, K1JT, was presented with a gold medal by the International Telecommunication Union after addressing attendees at WRC-12 in Geneva, Switzerland. Taylor, who shared the 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering binary pulsars, has also made major contributions to amateur radio weak-signal communications. 

    According to the ARRL Letter, he was invited by ITU Secretary General Dr. Hamadoun TourĂ©, HB9EHT, to speak about his vision of the future of radiocommunications. TourĂ© then presented him with the gold medal in recognition of his contributions to research in radiocommunications. 

    (Watch and listen to K1JT's talk at <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F028RKkLefI>, or click on photo above.)

    Via CQ News Room - Read the full Article