Thursday, March 8, 2012

Young Ham of the Year

Does your club have an active youth with good grades and community involvement?  Your club needs, then, to nominate someone for this award.


The nominating season for the 2012 Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year Award is now open.

Created in 1986, this award is offered to recognize the accomplishments of a radio amateur age 18 or younger for his or her accomplishments in service to the nation, his or her community or to the advancement of the state of the art through amateur radio.

Nominees must reside in the United States 50 states or its possessions or in any of the 10 Canadian provinces.

As in years past, Yaesu USA will transport the winner to the Huntsville Hamfest in Huntsville , Alabama, where the award will be formally presented. Yaesu will also provide Hotel accommodations as well as convention tickets and a prize of amateur radio equipment to the winner. CQ Magazine will again treat this year's recipient to a week at Spacecamp-Huntsville. Heil Sound Ltd. will be presenting this year's winner with an additional prize. Amateur Radio Newsline will present the winner with the official Young Ham of the Year Award plaque which again this year is underwritten by Dave Bell, W6AQ, of DBA Entertainment in Hollywood, California.

If for some reason the person selected is unable to travel to the Huntsville Hamfest, Amateur Radio Newsline will attempt to arrange a special award ceremony where the recipient resides, such as at his or her school or amateur radio club.

Please note that the prizes given to the recipient are second in nature to the actual Young Ham of the Year Award. All nominations and materials required by the official rules must be received by ARNewsline before May 30, 2012.

Complete details, rules and a required nominating form in Adobe .pdf format are available on our website at Nominating forms can also be obtained by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to Amateur Radio Newsline Inc., Young Ham of the Year Award, 28197 Robin Avenue, Santa Clarita California, 91350.

Please note tat all nominating forms and support materials become the property of the Amateur Radio Newsline and cannot be returned.

Again the cutoff date for nominations is May 30, 2012. Nominating forms are on-line at (ARNewsline™)

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