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Philip J. McGan Silver Antenna Award

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At its July meeting, the ARRL Board of Directors named the recipients of several awards and honors:
 
E. Gordon Mooneyhan, W4EGM, was named the winner of the 2018 Philip J. McGan Silver Antenna Award for his outstanding public relations success on behalf of Amateur Radio as an ARRL Public Information Officer in the South Carolina Section.
Mooneyhan was credited with adapting and applying “innovative strategies to emerging social media” in promoting Amateur Radio and events.
 
 
The Annual Philip J. McGan
Memorial Silver Antenna Award

Throughout the year hundreds of ARRL PICs, PIOs and other PR volunteers strive to keep Amateur Radio visible in their communities by publicizing special events, writing press releases, creating media for radio and television, and maintaining good relations with local media among many other valuable activities. Their efforts benefit us all.

The award’s namesake, Journalist Philip J. McGan, WA2MBQ (SK), served as the first chairman of the ARRL’s Public Relations Committee, which helped reinvigorate the League’s commitment to public relations.

Unfortunately, Phil never got to see how well his efforts paid off. In honor of Phil, his friends in the New Hampshire Amateur Radio Association joined with the ARRL Board of Directors to pay a lasting tribute to the important contributions he made on behalf of Amateur Radio.

The McGan award will go to that ham who has demonstrated success in Amateur Radio public relations and best exemplifies the volunteer spirit of Phil McGan.

Public Relations activities for which the McGan Award is presented include efforts specifically directed at bringing Amateur Radio to the public’s attention (and most often the media’s) in a positive light. This may include traditional methods, like news releases, or non-traditional methods, such as hosting a radio show or being an active public speaker. PR is fundamentally getting a message out to people while public service is providing a service.

The McGan Award is for promotion of Amateur Radio to the non-amateur community; it is not awarded for work done within a club or organization that primarily benefits the Amateur Radio community.
 

 
GSARC Meeting
Monday August 6th at 7:00 PM
 
Myrtle Beach Fire/Rescue Station No. 6
970 38th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach

 

 

 

 

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