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Radio Club Honors SETI League Director
For more information contact: Dr. H. Paul Shuch, Executive Director
(201) 641-1770, or email info_at_setileague_dot_org

Little Ferry, NJ.., November 2002 -- The Radio Club of America, the world's oldest radio society, has elected Dr. H. Paul Shuch, executive director of the membership-supported, nonprofit SETI League, as a Fellow of the Club. Shuch will be honored at the Club's annual awards banquet, to be held on 22 November 2002 at the New York Athletic Club.

Dr. Shuch, a lifelong amateur radio operator, has headed The SETI League, Inc. since its formation eight years ago. Paul is a prominent engineering professor credited with designing the first commercial home satellite TV receiver. A Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, he is the author of more than 300 publications. In addition to his professional honors and accomplishments, he has received numerous amateur radio awards, including the Central States VHF Society's John T. Chambers Memorial Award, the Dayton Hamvention Technical Excellence Award, a QST Cover Plaque, and an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Technical Achievement Award. He is a frequent Keynote Speaker and Banquet Speaker at ARRL Conventions, ham radio clubs, and on college campuses around the world.

Paul's amateur radio station, N6TX, has operated in all 20 ham bands between 1.8 MHz and 24 GHz. He was first licensed as WV6UAM in 1961, and has served as Technical Director and Chairman of the Board of Project Oscar Inc., predecessors to AMSAT. He has chaired the ARRL VHF/UHF Advisory Committee, and served on the Board of Directors of several prominent ham radio clubs, including the Central States VHF Society, Project OSCAR, and The SETI League. He lives on a radio-quiet hilltop in northern Pennsylvania (Grid Square FN11lh) with his biologist wife, five of their seven recombinant DNA experiments, ten networked computers, three motorcycles, ten radio telescopes, and an antique MG-TD.

Formed by a small group of dedicated radio amateurs and experimenters nearly a century ago, The Radio Club of America would soon count among its membership the very best in the radio communications industry. Edwin Armstrong, David Sarnoff, Louis Hazeltine, John V. L. Hogan, Paul Godley and Allen B. DuMont, to name just a few - these were pioneers who would shape the industry.

Today the Club is composed of modern pioneers, advancing the field of radio communications in ways undreamed of on that January day in 1909, when the first meeting of The Radio Club of America was called to order.

SETI scientists seek to determine through microwave and optical measurements whether humankind is alone in the universe. Since Congress terminated NASA's SETI funding in 1993, The SETI League and other scientific groups have been attempting to privatize the research. Experimenters interested in participating in the search for intelligent alien life, or citizens wishing to help support it, should email to join_at_setileague_dot_org, check the SETI League Web site at, send a fax to +1 (201) 641-1771, or contact The SETI League, Inc. membership hotline at +1 (800) TAU-SETI. Be sure to provide us with a postal address to which we will mail further information. The SETI League, Inc. is a membership-supported, non-profit [501(c)(3)], educational and scientific corporation dedicated to the electromagnetic Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence.

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