May 27, 2016

From QCWA Headquarters

QCWA Bulletin 2016-009 - John Burningham, W2XAB Receives Technical Achievement Award

The QCWA Board of Directors wish to congratulate QCWA Life Member, John Burningham, W2XAB who was awarded the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA) Hamvention® Technical Achievement Award.

John was first licensed in 1970 as WB8GZR, later as WB9GQM, WB8PUF, and currently as W2XAB. He has been involved with amateur repeaters for over 40 years. After working in the Aerospace industry and Motorola, he has been teaching in higher education for over 20 years, currently as a Senior Lecturer at Clayton State University in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology teaching computer networking; he will retire this May. He is a Life Member of the ARRL and QCWA and has belonged to AMSAT and TAPR, in addition to a number of local clubs as he moved between ten different states.

John is currently active in the DMR community, having published a beginner's guide [] and a DMR article in QST and a contributing author in the ARRL 2016 Handbook. He has also presented a number of forums at Hamfests including the Hamvention® promoting DMR.

(Thanks to Dayton Amateur Radio Association)

Ken Oelke, VE6AFO
President, Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc.