Nominating period open for 2015 arnewsline young ham of the year award

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  1. WA6ITF

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    Amateur Radio Newsline is seeking nominations for its 2015 Young Ham of the Year Award. For consideration, a nominee must have used amateur radio in some way that has benefited his or her community or encouraged technological development directly or indirectly related to communications.

    Nominees must be 19 years or younger, and reside in the United States including Hawaii, Alaska, Canada, and Puerto Rico or any of the Canadian Provinces.. The individual must also hold a currently valid United States or Canadian Amateur Radio license.

    This award is not a contest. The person selected as ‘Young Ham of the Year’ is judged on his or her overall accomplishments and contributions. Any prizes awarded are secondary in nature.

    For example, a youngster whose only claim to fame is that of being licensed as an extra at age 5 would not necessarily be judged as having made a significant contribution to the Amateur Radio Service. On the other hand, a 14 or 15 year-old Technician running a Net during a major disaster or whose experimentation has advanced the state of the art in science, technology or electronic communications would definitely be given consideration.

    The deadline for submitting an application is May 30th 2015 and the decision of the judging committee is final. To obtain an application, send a self addressed, stamped envelope to 2015 Young Ham of the Year Award % Amateur Radio Newsline, 28197 Robin Ave. Santa Clarita, CA 91350. You can also download a form in Microsoft Word format at and clicking on the word "here". Basic instructions on what documentation is required and how to file is included on the nominating form.

    Presentation of the 2015 Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year Award will take the weekend of August 15 – 16 at the Huntsville Hamfest in Huntsville Alabama.

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