Hamvention Award Winner Announcement!
Carsten Dauer DM9EE ist Ham of the Year 2023!
Herzlichen Glückwunsch Carsten und vielen Dank für Dein Engagement.
Das Video dazu mit Interview von Carsten gibt es hier: https://www.youtube.com/live/qAdzJLv2zHY?feature=share
Amateur of the Year 2023
Carsten Dauer (DM9EE) has been active in European amateur radio through WRTC and YOTA for 30 years. Recently, he has spearheaded DM9EE-Helping Hands, a movement to provide amateur radio equipment to war torn Ukraine by collecting donations and delivering them personally to communities in Ukraine. Approximately 5000 kg of radios, power banks, solar packs, and first aid have been shipped to Ukraine along with the donation of countless hours of planning, packing, documentation, and accessing permits have gone into this endeavor. On the return trip from Ukraine Carsten transports war refugees to havens in Germany, including his own hotel.
Supporting amateur radio friends and inspiring youth involvement is Carsten’s passion. On his website http://dm9ee.de/dm9ee-ukraine-help/, he states, “Ham radio gave me a lot and I try to give back to our great hobby. The world is very small when you have a radio license. You talk to the world, and eventually you also visit people in other countries… and you always learn more about culture, when you know people there. Ham radio is great to learn languages, even if it is only a few friendly phrases.”