Date : 09 / 03 / 2017
Author : Jim Linton – VK3PC
The prestigious Dayton Hamvention top award for 2017 goes to the ARISS International Chair, Frank Bauer KA3HDO, for his major contributions to Amateur Radio. His long list of achievements include that in 1995 he proposed an experiment for the AMSAT Phase 3D (AO-40) satellite to measure the strength of the signal from the GPS satellite constellation.
The aerospace industry saw the results as exciting leading its engineers to improve the GPS system itself and the introduction new GPS applications. Frank KA3HDO helped begin the ARISS program involvement with human spaceflight. University trained in aeronautics and astronautics, and first to become a radio amateur in 1974, he has seen many ARISS developments. His reaction to the award is not yet known. Formal presentation of the Amateur of the Year award is expected at Dayton in May.
More on the award is in a ARISS news release here.