The Lee de Forest Award

Lee de Forest is credited with inventing the Audion, a vacuum tube that enabled signal amplification in radio circuits. He held over 180 patents, pioneered motion picture sound, and popularized the word “radio” in the U.S. instead of the European term “wireless.” The Lee de Forest Award, originated in 1983, is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of radio communications.

Recipients:

1983 – D.E. Replogle
1984 – William G. H. Finch
1985 – Austin G. Cooley
1986 – Maurice Zouary
1987 – William Storm Halstead
1988 – Fred M. Link
1989 – Fred Shunaman
1990 – Marguerite E. Warshaw
1991 – Louis Rabinowitz
1992 – Louise Ramsey Moreau
1995 – Edward Dervishian, P.E
1999 – Joe Franklin
2001 – Leslie A. Geddes, Ph.D
2006 – Sean Maloney
2008 – Joe Vestal
2013 – John Powell
2015 – Elizabeth Maxfield, Esq.

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