Congratulations to the 2017 Hall of Fame Inductee - Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR

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In all of the hoopla regarding SSDR 2.0 and new hardware, no one noticed that Gerald was inducted into the CQ Magazine Hall of Fame.

 magazine has announced the induction of new members to the CQ DX Hall of Fame, the CQ Contest Hall of Fame, and the CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame nominees are traditionally announced each spring in conjunction with Hamvention®.

Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR: Pioneer of software defined radio (SDR) and founder of FlexRadio.

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame gained 18 new members for 2017, bringing the total number of members inducted since the hall’s establishment in 2001 to 310. The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame honors individuals, whether Amateur Radio licensees or not, who have made significant contributions to Amateur Radio, and radio amateurs who have made significant contributions either to Amateur Radio, to their professionals, or “to some other aspect of life on our planet,” the CQ announcement said.

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Lee - N2LEE

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Ned K1NJ

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  Well deserved.  Gerald pioneered a new path for amateur radio.

       Ned,  K1NJ

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Michael Coslo

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Bravo! If anyone belongs there, it is Gerald.
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Rick Hadley - W0FG

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No one better deserving of the honor. Congratulations, Gerald!
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Bill Garfield W1BG

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Fantastic Gerald! Congratulations. Very well deserved honor.
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Joe WD5Y

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Thanks Gerald for all you have done and are doing!! Congratulations, wish you all the best!!

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Congrats Gerald and well deserved!
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Rick WN2C

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Congrats Gerald! You deserve it.
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Steve Gw0gei

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Well done Gerald - well deserved recognition
73 gw0gei /gw9j
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Neal - K3NC, Elmer

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I think the whole Flex Team should be nominated, Gerald pioneered the SDR usage wth his articles and the 3 I stack. Many people helped develop Powersdr and  I cannot imagine how successful I would have been using Flex products without the customer satisfaction guys and the great software engineers.

Well deserved Gerald but other team members also deserve some love!
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Dan Zimmerman

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Agree.....I'd bet that  there were several hands besides Gerald's.
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Clay N9IO

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Very happy to see you receive this much deserved recognition Gerald.
Your curiosity and vision started a revolution in our world.
Thank you.
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Gary Wise

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Congratulations Gerald! Very well deserved. Thank you for your efforts and your consideration to your customers.

Vy 73 - Gary W4EEY
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Congrats Gerald !  Thanks for pushing the SDR Technology Fast  Forward ....

73 ...  KB5CUS  ....
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Ken W9IE

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Congrats from here also Gerald,
We will probably  never know how much work you have put into the Flex Development.
And for me, it has put so much FUN into Ham Radio.

73's Ken  W9IE
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Ken ve7kwa

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Congrats indeed Gerald.. on the furthering of SDR technology, building & running a successful company and on a personal note, providing hundreds of hours of memorable shack time. Some of the best I've ever had. Thank you Sir...
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Well done! Continuously helping to advance and evolve technology used in Amateur Radio.
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James Kennedy-WU5E

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Congrats Gerald, thanks redefining Ham Radio!

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Steve K9ZW, Elmer

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Congratulations Gerald - a well deserved honor & recognition!


Steve K9ZW

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Ria - N2RJ, Elmer

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Well done, Gerald! It was so nice to meet him at the flex event and hamvention.
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It takes a very insightful and talented person to pioneer a concept and turn it into a practical application.  Gerald, you have done that and my heartiest congratulations to you.  You also surrounded yourself with very talented and dedicated professionals which has resulted in creating one of the finest companies  in the industry.  The high honor of being placed in the Hall of Fame is so well deserved.

I wish you and the entire Flex team all the very best for continued success.

Bob, KN4HH