East Coast DX Association
235 Van Emburgh Avenue
Ridgewood NJ 07450

The Andrew Birmingham Service Award

The East Coast DX Association, along with the Birmingham Family, Joyce - KA2ANF, Krista - KB2MER, and Holly - KB2ZMM, will be co-sponsors of an award to honor an Amateur Radio operator who has gone above and beyond in service to the hobby. 

Nominations will be called for in each year in October with the award to be given in December. A committee will be formed to consider all submitted nominations. The nominee must be a licensed Amateur Radio operator. The nomination must be filled out with the submitter's name/callsign, the nominee's name/callsign and a brief explanation why the person you are nominating should be considered for this award.

For those of you who did not know Andrew Birmingham, Andy was a true "Ham's Ham". He founded ECDXA in 1994 and remained as it's President until his passing in 1999.

He worked very hard in making ECDXA an ARRL Affiliated and Special Service Club. In 1992 he started an ARRL sponsored VE team which still continues to present day. Andy was an avid Dxer sporting 333 countries worked and confirmed up until his death in April 1999. Andy was on the DXCC Honor Roll. Andy was a part of the ARRL DXCC Field Checking Committee. He was an Assistant Director in the Hudson Division and he served on Committees in the Hudson Division during the past ARRL Hudson Division Conventions. Andy was active on the air during the Earthquakes in California, and would run traffic on various nets during Hurricanes and other disasters. He was featured as "Mr. June" on the CQ Calendar in 1996. Andy also worked with CQ Productions on the "Getting Started in Contesting" Video.

Andy was very proud of his family, making sure Amateur Radio was always a positive in their life. As a result, both of his daughters became licensed, Krista, KB2MER in 1991 and Holly, KB2ZMM in 1995.

So many of Andy's achievements and contributions still continue today. It's nice to be able to honor someone in Andy's memory who captures the true essence of Amateur Radio as Andy did.

If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please contact the Andrew Birmingham Awards Committee