Category Archives: HOF

Don Toman, K2KQ

The officers and members of the Yankee Clipper Contest Club congratulate Don Toman, K2KQ on his 77 years of being a licensed amateur radio operator. In recognizing Don’s 77 years of activity, contributions, leadership and dedication to the Yankee Clipper Contest Club, Don is hereby nominated to the YCCC Hall of Fame. A lifelong amateur… Read More »

Andy Bodony, K2LE

YCCC Member Andy Bodony, K2LE, turned 90 on December 7th, 2023.   Andy got his ham license in Hungary when he was 16. Upon becoming an American citizen on May 1st, 1962 he passed the General Class Amateur Radio exam on May 2nd. Andy upgraded to Extra class shortly thereafter and in 1975 qualified for the vanity… Read More »

Jack Schuster, W1WEF

Inducted 2022 “Barnacle Jack” Schuster, W1WEF, entered the amateur radio sphere in 1952 as a young teenager and is still at it at age 84. Recently he was recognized as the longest licensed attendee at the Xenia Hamvention Contest Dinner. In 1977 after a hiatus to tend to the more important things in life he… Read More »

David Robbins, K1TTT

Inducted 2013 In 1984, David Robbins moved to Peru, MA. He was very interested in contesting and became very active in the Yankee Clipper Contest Club. The Amateur Radio contesting world has forever been changed by the generosity and ingenuity of Dave, K1TTT. For those of us who know Dave well, we understand he does… Read More »

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Roger Corey, W1AX

Inducted 2012 I nominate Roger Corey, W1AX, for membership in the YCCC Hall of Fame. As W1JYH, living in the Connecticut River valley, Roger compiled huge scores in the Sweepstakes, DX tests and CD parties. He and his neighbor W1EOB (N4XR) had many close races to the finish Roger was also active in Field day… Read More »

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Victor W. Paounoff, N4XR

Inducted 2012 I wish to nominate Victor W. Paounoff, N4XR, to the YCCC Hall of Fame. Many YCCC members of longstanding had contact with Vic many years ago when they were just starting in the hobby. Some made first contact through the NTS system. Others knew Vic as a work partner while he was manager… Read More »

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John Headen Thompson, W1BIH

Inducted 2012 I hereby nominate John Headen Thompson to the YCCC Hall of Fame. John became a ham in his teens in the early 30’s, and was on top of his game as DXer and Contester for over 75 years. He was close to the top of the all-time DXCC honor roll and usually the… Read More »

Category: HOF