THE AWA and tca RECOGNITION AWARD
Following are that major recognition of achievement and service awards:
Bruce Kelly - OTB Award: in memory of Mr. Bruce Kelly, AWA founder is given to the member who publishes in the AWA Journal an article judged to be the most outstanding, original, historical presentation of the award year.
J.Albert Moore Award: similar to the aforementioned one, it honors J. Albert Moore's contributions to the Antique Radio Club of America. It recognizes outstanding articles published in by AWA Journal, dealing with radio hardware
Taylor Award: in memory of John Taylor, RCA TV developer is for preserving television history.
Tyne Award: is presented, in remembrance of Gerald F. J. Tyne, (author of the book: "Saga of Vacuum Tube"), for contributions to preserving or documenting the history of valve technology.
Houck Award: for documentation goes to an AWA member who has written several original articles on radio development or history in the AWA Journal, AWA Review, or other publication, including a book.
The 2006 Houck Award was granted to the Brazilian member Carlos Alberto Fazano, due to his outstanding and significant long duration work in the documentation on the history of radio and electronics, which gave birth to this website:
THE ELECTRON AGE - 100 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN ELECTRONICS
The 2019 “Tyne Award was granted to the Brazilian member of “The Antique Wireless Association”, Carlos Alberto Fazano, due to his outstanding and significant long duration in the documentation on the history of the Thermionics science which gave birth to this website as well as his recently published book on the history of the valve (tube) and kinescope making in Brazil under the title:
The Tube Collectors Association (TCA) is one of the largest international non-profit historical societies devoted to the study and preservation of the history of radio tubes and valves and early solid-states devices. Located in in Gold Hill, Oregon, USA, it was founded in mid-nineties by a cluster of American radio amateur, historian and collectors among them Ludwell A. Sibley, writer of the book “Tube Lore”. Nowadays the Association membership peaks at over 500 either in the USA as well all over the world. Further to its extensive calendar of activities such as: antique radio exhibitions, publication of journal and reviews, preservation and archiving studies, organization of one of the largest radio museum, the Association board of directors have included also in the same several recognition awards to someone who has done outstanding and significant work of long duration related to the preservation and documentation on the history of radio tubes and valves as well as related matters.
available to TCA members. The writing is nominally tube-related, but does not exclude documentation of early solid-state devices and their relation to tubetechnology. The award will recognize writing on any “tube” subject (devices for audio, power, industrial applications, microwave, etc.; evolution of the industry; or similar topics), with preference being given to subjects that have not been documented previously. Assembly of a library of significant tube-related research resources, with that library being available to outside users, is considered a “plus”. The award’s namesake is the late New Zealander historian and researcher John Whitley. Stokes, world-wide known by his so many papers published on the history of the valve technology among them his authorative book on the subject as known as “70 Years of Radio Tubes and Valves” duly commented in the section bibliography in this website.