Paul Danzer, N1II, is 2017 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award Winner


Acting on a recommendation of a QST editorial staff, a ARRL Foundation Board of Directors has comparison Paul Danzer, N1II, of Norwalk, Connecticut, as a leader of a 2017 Bill Orr, W6SAI, Technical Writing Award for his article, “The ABCs of a Digital Multimeter,” that seemed in a Oct 2017 book of QST (p 37). The Foundation Board announced a endowment target on Feb 7.

“I am astounded and gay to accept this award,” Danzer reacted. “I became a ham during a age of 13, and that led to a career as an electronic operative and after as a college professor. The ham village has been a consistent messenger by these years, and it is a pleasure essay for my associate hams in QST.”

This is a second time around, for Danzer, a former ARRL Headquarters staffer (1994-1998), book editor, and author, who also won a Bill Orr Award for 2004. The endowment recognizes a recipient’s ability to explain technical topics in a demeanour that is easy for comparatively non-technical people to understand.

Danzer is a author of Your Ham Antenna Companion and other ham radio titles and repository articles, and he wrote one of a initial children’s books on computers in 1981, A Young Person’s Guide to Computers. He binds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering and is a Life Senior Member of a Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Danzer binds several patents, and he served as a highbrow of mechanism scholarship during Housatonic Community College in Connecticut (1998-2016).

Bill Orr, W6SAI — a award’s namesake — is best famous for his saturated publications for radio amateurs, including such anxiety gems as The Radio Handbook, The Beam Antenna Handbook, The Quad Antenna Handbook, The VHF-UHF Manual, and The W6SAI HF Antenna Handbook, some created in partnership with Stu Cowan, W2LX. From a 1940s by a 1980s, Orr was a visit writer to QST, and he assembled some of a amplifiers once used during ARRL Maxim Memorial Station W1AW. He died in 2001.


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