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ARCA Ham of the Year

 2022 ARCA Ham of the Year 

Bob Wertz NF7E  

Bob Wertz, NF7E was named the 2022 ARCA Ham of the Year. He was nominated by the Northern Arizona DX Association. Bob is the two-time past President and founding member of the association.

Bob has positively affected Amateur Radio since 1976. He has published articles in QST, World Radio and CQ Magazine. Bob was instrumental in creating the RT 66 On The Air event and has participated every year. Twenty-two stations from Chicago, IL to Santa Monica, CA made more than 63,000 contacts in the 2021 event.  Bob also has the ability to bring attention to important aspects of Northern Arizona and spread the news to thousands of Ham Operators and others.

Many organizations and Amateur Radio operators have benefited from Bob's dedication to Ham Radio. He is very deserving of being awarded the 2022 ARCA Ham of the Year.

Congratulations, Bob. 

2023 ARCA Ham of the Year

Nominations for the 2023 ARCA Ham of the Year are currently being solicited.  Nominations are to be made by ARCA Member Clubs for the person they feel has contributed the most to the hobby over the past year.  A letter on club stationery, signed by a club officer (not related to the nominee) must be sent by an affiliated club stating the person nominated and the reason(s) the club feels the nominee should receive this honor.  Nominations must be received by ARCA no later than May 1, 2023 to allow time for compilation of the nominations, voting and plaque preparation. Voting is done by the last 11 recipients of the award.  Results will be announced at the 2023 Annual Meeting.

Letters of nomination MUST be sent via email to ARCA@ARCA-AZ.ORG

Follow up hard copy is no longer required

Remember - Nominations must be RECEIVED by ARCA no later than May 1, 2023.