The Allan Severson Memorial Award is bestowed on an amateur radio operator in the Ohio Section who has demonstrated a continuing dedication to the advancement of amateur radio and to the Ohio Section. Usually one Ohio Section member is awarded per year and usually at the Ohio Section Conference in September.

 

The award had been established in 1992 and was named "Ohio Ham of the Year" until 1999. That year it was renamed after Allan, of Lakewood, Ohio, who had become a silent key in 1997. The award winners listed here are all hams who, like Allan Severson, have dedicated themselves to the advancement of the American Radio Relay League in Ohio.

 

Although Allan had served the Section as Section Manager and went on to a distinguished career as Great Lakes Division Director on the ARRL National Board of Directors, the annual award announcement only mentions one sentence about him which is part of every memorial award certificate. That sentence quickly demonstrates the reason for the renaming of this award. "Allan's devotion to serve amateur radio inspired a whole generation of Ohio Section leadership."

 

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This is the list of Ohio Section Amateurs who have been honored

for outstanding service to the Ohio Section.

 

Bob Adams, W8BKO 

Columbus

Bill Sharp, W8HI

Delaware

Jim Gifreda, W8MAP

West Liberty

Mike Love, WB8YKS

South Point

Bob Johnson, K3RC

Stony Ridge

David Kersten, N8AUH

Medina

Ralph McDonough, K8AN

Adena

Ron Griffin, N8AEH

Findlay

Joanne Solak, KJ3O

Mantua

George Henzler, WB8HHZ

Toledo

Joyce Judy, KD8HB

Mechanicsburg

John Haungs, W8STX

Cincinnati

Connie Hamilton, N8IO

Marietta

Bill Carpenter, AA8EY

Westerville

Nancy Rabel Hall, KC4IYD

North Ridgeville

Joe Phillips, K8QOE

Fairfield

John Tipka, W8UL

Reynoldsburg

Ron Moorefield, W8ILC

Kettering

Nicholas "Nick" Pittner, K8NAP

West Jefferson

Frank J. Piper, KI8GW

Pickerington

Bob Dixon, W8ERD

Delaware

     
     

The 2016 Allan Severson Award Recipient..

 

 

John Myers, KD8MQ!!

 

 

 

 

 Who become the twenty-second member of the Allan Severson Memorial Award group.

 

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The Allan Severson Memorial Award is bestowed on an amateur radio operator in the Ohio Section who has demonstrated a continuing dedication to the advancement of amateur radio and to the Ohio Section.

 

The award had been established in 1992 and was named "Ohio Ham of the Year" until 1999. That year it was renamed after Allan, of Lakewood, Ohio, who had become a silent key in 1997.

 

The award winners listed here are all hams who, like Allan Severson, have dedicated themselves to the advancement of the American Radio Relay League in Ohio.

 

Although Allan had served the Section as Section Manager and went on to a distinguished career as Great Lakes Division Director on the ARRL National Board of Directors, the annual award announcement only mentions one sentence about him which is part of every memorial award certificate. That sentence quickly demonstrates the reason for the renaming of this award. "Allan's devotion to serve amateur radio inspired a whole generation of Ohio Section leadership."