John Gendron, NJ4Z, has been named the 2022 Roanoke Division Service Award winner. The Roanoke Division Service Award is the highest and most prestigious recognition of an ARRL member operator who has shown extensive leadership in the four states of the division - North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. First licensed as a Technician in 2016, John quickly advanced to General and Amateur Extra while simultaneously revitalizing both ARES in his area and the York County Amateur Radio Society (YCARS) in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The September 2022 issue of QST featured a story on the efforts John spearheaded in reinvigorating the YCARS club. He also has a YouTube channel called "From The Hamshack". Active in Parks On The Air (POTA), John can often be found activating Carolina parks, and when he’s in his shack he’s an avid DX chaser. John is the 55th winner of the award, which began in 1968 and is bestowed annually. Judges for the award are past recipients of the accolade. The award is also nicknamed the "Vic Clark" Award after one of the original winners, Vic Clark, W4KFC (SK), who was Roanoke Division Director and later ARRL President. The list of all 55 winners as well as a history of the award can be found on the Roanoke Division’s website at: www.arrl-roanoke.com . Nominations for the 2023 Roanoke Division Service Award to name the 56th recipient will open in January, 2024.