In 1996, the Radio Club of America awarded Marty the Fred Link Award, which is presented to persons who have contributed substantially to the advancement and development of land mobile radio and communications. With this award, Marty follows in the footsteps of Fred Link, the first recipient of the award, was the president emeritus and past president of the Radio Club of America for close to one quarter of a century, from 1968 to 1992.
Link had an impressive list of credentials over the years, including assistant engineer, De Forest Radio Co., 1927-28; founder of Link Radio Co., 1931-1950; and director of the Allen B. DuMont Mobile Radio Division. Related activities include director of public safety, 1940-41; mayor, 1942-1952, borough of Westwood, New Jersey; IEEE Fellow, 1973; board of Governors, 1980; IEEE/VTS charter member; APCO honorary life member; QCWA life member; Society of Wireless Pioneers; Old-Timers Club; IEEE Centennial Medal, 1984; and the list goes on and on.
Read IEEE President Gaetano (Tom) Amascato’s presentation speech for Fred Link here.