John Gendron NJ4Z is 55th Winner Of Roanoke Division Service Award

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  1. N2COP

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    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: . Nominations for the 2023 Roanoke Division Service Award to name the 56th recipient will open in January, 2024. Gendron John NJ4Z.jpg
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  2. KM4ZXD

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    Much deserved
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  3. W6FRD

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    Congratulation’s on the hard work in achieving those awards. W6FRD.
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  4. W1DED

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    Well deserved recognition for John Gendron, NJ4Z. I first "met" John while he was activating a POTA park on St. John, US Virgin Islands and while I was operating portably with my father, WA1YOA, in Virginia. I appreciated John's thoughtful and persistent efforts to make our QSO happen as it reflected so positively on the hobby my dad and I had shared back in the '70s. John has since introduced me to YCARS and a number of hams that have been helpful to my reentry into the hobby.
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  5. KY4GJ

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    WAY TO GO JOHN! Thanks for ALL you do to represent our club and our hobby! Well Deserved!
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  6. M0MCX

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    First Class John..!
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  7. K9CTB

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    Well done, sir!!! (in US Navy parlance, it's "Bravo Zulu!")
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  9. WX4CB

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    Good on ya john

    Charlie WX4CB
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  10. KB9T

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    Congratulations, John. Quite an accomplishment in so short a time. Well done. Well deserved.
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  11. K4PIT

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    Congratulations John, well deserved!
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  12. KN4MWD

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    Congratulations, John
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  13. KN4SQZ

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    Congratulations John! Hope you and the club are doing well! I'll have to stop by YCARS again next time I come to visit SC.

    - Jacob Van Wie
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  14. W4ACW

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    Congratulations John! Well deserved.
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  15. AA4NE

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    Congratulations Mr. Gendron
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