At the WV State ARRL Convention in Jackson’s Mill, WV, yesterday – WVDXA Member, Alan, W8OP, was awarded the WV Outstanding Amateur of the Year Award for 2018 by the State Radio Council. Alan was the ONLY ONE who was surprised by this! In the photo below (taken by Dave, W8IW) you can see Alan has that “totally surprised – deer in the headlights” look. However, all others in attendance were very pleased by this selection.
Alan has been licensed since 1968 and received his Extra Class license in 1987. He is one of three ARRL QSL Card Checkers in West Virginia and travels to various parts of the state to check QSLs. He regularly travels over 150 miles one-way to attend WVDXA Meetings! Other ham radio accomplishments include:
- Member of the West Virginia DX Association
- Vice President of Mountaineer Amateur Radio Association
- QCWA Chapter 30 Secretary/Treasurer
- Sponsor of “Adopt-A-Highway” for Mountaineer ARA
- QSL Manager for K8RRT
- Member of the A-1 Operators Club
- Honor Roll – 344 Mixed, 335 Current Entities Confirmed
- Holds 9-Band DXCC
The WVDXA is EXTREMELY proud of Alan and this award is truly well-deserved. Congratulations from the WVDXA.