At the Woodchuck Amateur Radio Club Christmas Party held on December 22, 2018. Rich Balata was presented with a Special Award for his service and dedication to the club.
Rich for the past several years has been the WA8Q Net Coordinator for the club making sure that the Wednesday and Thursday night nets are run without a hitch.




 Rich has allowed the Woodchuck’s the use of his “Cement Tent” for numerous events throughout the years.

He has also allowed the club to setup various antenna across his property for events.
Rich is also the Official "Woodchuck" keeper for the club and makes sure that the Ali, the Alligator is fed, not Woodchuck by the way, and cared for.

Thank you Rich.