Radio Amateur of the Year for 2012.

The RAC Board of Directors takes great pleasure in announcing the
selection of Scott Wood, VE1QD of Halifax, Nova Scotia, as the
Canadian Radio Amateur of the Year for 2012.

Scott celebrated sixty years in Amateur Radio in 2012. Over these
years he has contributed enormously, and in many and varied ways both
to our hobby and to radio in general. In his youth as a net controller
in the Oregon State Fire Service, later as a radio operator in the US
Naval Reserve, as a member of the Board of Directors for Radio for
Peace International, in contesting and DXing, and in Elmering aspiring
new hams, both young and old. However, it is the leadership in Amateur
Radio that Scott has demonstrated locally, regionally, and
internationally that is being recognized with this award. Scott has
demonstrated vision, enthusiasm, dogged determination, and commitment
to excellence in the area of Amateur Radio DXing through the
establishment and management of the Maritime DX Forum for eight
consecutive years. Scott envisioned the forum to be a venue where
DXers in the region could come together annually to hear world-class,
as well as local DX experts speak about important and current DX
topics, and to provide a forum in which to share ideas with some of
the best operators and leaders within the Amateur Radio community.

A presentation will be made to Scott by the RAC President at the RAC
booth at the Dayton Ham Fest this month. A more detailed article will
appear in an upcoming TCA/RAC Report

Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW
President and Chair RAC