The 2015 Intrepid Spirit Award goes to Zorro-JH1AJT

Posted: April 17, 2016 in Uncategorized

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The Intrepid-DX Group is pleased to announce the recipient of the 4th annual “Intrepid Spirit Award”. We are pleased to have received so many worthy nominations to consider.

This year’s award goes to a notable Dxer and Dxpeditioner that we have come to respect and admire greatly, Mr. Yasuo “Zorro” Miyazawa-JH1AJT.

This award is to recognize Zorro’s outstanding efforts to activate Eritrea, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Zorro is largely responsible for fulfilling the need for Eritrea, Myanmar and Bangladesh contacts. We recognize Zorro’s unselfish acts to activate these challenging and much needed entities.

We acknowledge Zorro’s pursuit of operating excellence and his quest to activate the rare and often difficult entities. It is for these reasons that we honored him with our Intrepid Spirit Award, presented at the International DX Convention, Visalia, California on April 16th, 2016.

This “Intrepid-Spirit Award” is made in memory of our fallen friend and member, James McLaughlin, T6AF who was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan in April, 2011.

The award is intended to recognize and honor those individuals or teams that boldly activate rare entities where their own personal safety is secondary to their pursuit of providing contacts to the DX Community. While we do not encourage Dxers to go into harm’s way, we recognize that circumstances sometimes require that and we recognize those Intrepid Dxers with the Intrepid Spirit Award.

Thank you,

Paul S. Ewing

President, The Intrepid-DX Group

 

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Comments
  1. Ed Muns says:

    I first met Zorro in 1972 via my close friend Mako JA1XS, when I made several visits to Yokohama. Zorro was just beginning his focus on children and their education/development in the Yokohama area. He showed me around his school there and his young family. His jolly smile and demeanor was infectious. It is impressive to see what he has achieved between then and today as a result of several decades of perseverance.

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