John H. Bryant <bjohnorcas@...>
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Sorry that I missed the actual unveiling of your First Anniversary
Founder's Award last night. We had an actual non-radio-related social
engagement last night!
Congratulations on your richly deserved award, Colin. Your generosity and
support has been essential to both the initial growth and the current
maturity of Ultralighting. We each owe you a great deal.
Somehow, I suspect that new, hot, Slider e100 will get a real workout on
your eminent trip to Hawaii :>)
Stillwater, OK, USA
Rcvrs: WinRadio 313e, Kiwa-mod. NRD-535, Slider e100's
Antennas: Wellbrook Phased Array
At 09:32 PM 11/24/2008 -0500, you wrote:
On the first anniversary of the Ultralight Radio
boom, the perpetrators of this crazy new phenomena would like to award
due recognition to one of our most influential co-conspirators.
Without the continual contributions of
Colin Newell in encouraging, supporting and disseminating essential
information and communication regarding all aspects of the Ultralight
Radio movement, it is highly doubtful that the enthusiast group would
ever have been formed, much less become the huge, extremely enthusiastic
group that exists today.
Colin's early suggestion of a formal review of
the Sony SRF-59 Walkman radio in November of 2007 (and his offer to
publish it on his outstanding web site, DXer.Ca) was absolutely
instrumental in starting the Ultralight Radio group's formation.
His continual offer to publish equipment reviews, technical articles,
contest communication and other essential Ultralight Radio information
has contributed greatly to the explosive growth of the niche group, as
well as elevating DXer.Ca into the status of one of the premier
radio-related web sites Colin's personal interest in
reviewing various compact receivers has helped many potential purchasers,
and his posting of diverse DX station audio recordings has helped all of
us hear the sounds of exotic DX, regardless of the anemic performance of
some of our pedestrian receivers.
Colin's personal interest in the Ultralight
Radio movement has had the influential effect of making Canada a true
stronghold of pocket radio DXing, leading to the outstanding achievements
of Rob Ross of London, Ontario, Allen Willie of St. John's, Newfoundland,
and Greg Schoom of Toronto, Ontario, among many others. Those
Canadians who received sample Ultralight radios (and alignments) can
thank Colin for his early contributions to Ultralight radio, helping to
start the movement that generated such international comradery.
Today the Canadian contribution to Ultralight Radio is extremely strong,
and dominant in many outstanding aspects.
Lacking John Bryant's creative ability to design
a beautiful Award Certificate and frame, I (Gary DeBock) have decided to
award Colin with the next best thing: A personally created,
fully-modified Eton E100 model (Slider loopstick and Murata CFJ455K5 IF
filter), deviously designed to outperform any portable on the planet in 9
kHz split DXing. This latest innovation has the technical
contributions of four fanatical Americans (John Bryant, Guy Atkins, Steve
Ratzlaff and myself), to express our deep appreciation to Colin, and to
all Canadians, for the outstanding contributions made by our northern
neighbors to the booming Ultralight Radio DX movement.
On behalf of the Ultralight Radio group
leadership, I take great pleasure in presenting this Founder's Award to
Colin, and hope that all of you will join me in thanking him for his
impressive contributions to the cause of Ultralight Radio DX!
73 and Best Wishes,
Gary DeBock and John Bryant (for the Ultralight