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Ham radio operator receives award


Jeff DeLucenay, KB9QG, right, a member of the Northeastern Indiana Amateur Radio Association, recently received his ARRL Technical Services Award. He was presented with the award by central division director Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA.


Jeff DeLucenay, KB9QG, a member of the Northeastern Indiana Amateur Radio Association, recently received his ARRL Technical Services Award.


The award was presented by central division director Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA.


The Technical Service Award is given annually to a licensed radio amateur who is a licensed radio amateur whose service to the amateur community is of the most exemplary nature within the framework of amateur radio technical activities.


DeLucenay plays a crucial role in Northeastern Indiana Amateur Radio Association and contributes significantly to its growth and functioning. As a technical specialist and vice president, he is involved in a wide range of activities to support the club.


He takes care of the maintenance and repair of ham radios and related equipment, ensuring that they are in optimal working condition. He is responsible for the design, construction, and tuning of antennas, a critical component of any ham radio setup.


DeLucenay's skills extend to designing electronic circuits and then building them, which can be essential for customizing and improving radio equipment. He helps in educating and training new ham radio operators, ensuring a continuous influx of enthusiasts into the hobby. He assists in the process of upgrading licenses and conducting tests for aspiring ham operators through the W5YI program.


DeLucenay's contributions are invaluable to the club's success, and his multifaceted skills and dedication have played a significant role in the club's growth and development.


His commitment and expertise seem to be essential assets to our ham radio club, and it's evident that he plays a pivotal role in ensuring its continued success and growth.


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