YASME Foundation Grant and Excellence Award:

The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation announces that it has made the following grant at its recent board meeting. Seychelles Amateur Radio Association (SARA) to establish a facility for the recently formed amateur radio club.

The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation is pleased to announce the latest recipient of the Yasme Excellence Award: Steve Babcock, VE6WZ. Steve is recognized for his contribution to the art of lowband antennas and remote operating. Steve has made available to the amateur community countless hours of instructional videos, for free, on his YouTube channel and QRZ.COM page.

The Yasme Foundation was originally organized in 1959 to support the adventures of Danny Weil, VP2VB. Danny was one of the first to travel to more than one location to operate – often solo in a sailboat and lugging hundreds of pounds of radio equipment – specifically to provide DXers with a “new one.”. YASME was the name of Danny’s boat (all of Danny’s sailboats were named “YASME”, derived from “yasume,” the Japanese word meaning “to make tranquil”).

Supported by a sizable bequest from the estate of the famed husband and wife DX team of Lloyd Colvin, W6KG (SK) and Iris Colvin, W6QL (SK) in 1998, Yasme’s activities today are conducted by a Board of Directors made up of volunteers who hold or have held responsible positions in business, law and technical areas.