The Honorary Life Membership Award is named after Joe Pape, “the Father of AMTA”, who passed away in 2021. Joe was the prime mover in organizing and establishing the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association in 1978. Joe’s constant support, passion, and tireless efforts were the major reason for AMTA’s early success. In 1994, Joe received AMTA’s first Distinguished Service Award, and in 2012, he was the first recipient of AMTA’s highest award: the Honorary Life Member Award. In July 2022, the AMTA Board of Directors by a unanimous vote, renamed the Award in his honor.
The Joe Pape Honorary Membership Award is bestowed on an individual who has attained national or international recognition through their contributions to the electromagnetic community or related communities, and had had a direct or lasting impact on the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association. Candidates for Honorary Membership should meet the following minimum requirements:
Past AMTA Distinguished Service Award recipient
Past AMTA Distinguished Achievement Award recipient
Honorary membership recipients will be selected by the Awards Committee and submitted to the AMTA Board of Directors for final approval. Honorary members will receive lifetime AMTA membership with no annual dues and have full voting rights. Honorary membership will be awarded to individuals no more than once every five years.
2019 | Eric Walton
2017 | Mike Francis
2012 | Joe Pape