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ARCA Ham of the Year

 2018 ARCA Ham of the Year - Joseph Statkevicus, K3TYE
Joseph Statkevicus, K3TYE and Gary Keck, KE7DX

Joe Statkevicus is a valued member of the Radio Society of Tucson. He has helped many of the club's members with repairs and restoration of their radio components. He also was instrumental in the planning and placing into service of Arizona's first 10-meter FM repeater.

Joe is very active with scouting in Tucson as well. He offered many radio merit badge classes for the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and 4H members. He is a uniformed Assistant Scout Master for Troop 157 and the trustee of WN7BSA. Joe has been active with the scouts during Jamboree on the Air (JOTA). In 2014, between 80 and 90 Weblos and Scouts were introduced to Amateur Radio during JOTA. Joe activated WN7BSA on Mount Biglow for several years conducting CW demonstations, on the air training, and his famous "vacuum tube give-away." In addition to getting the Scouts on the air, he offers a great hands-on transmitter hunt using GPS and APRS.

Joe is a long-time member of the Radio Society of Tucson and offers help to members to restore, rebuild, and repair radio components. He helped plan Arizona's first 10 meter FM repeater and also helped put it into service. He has been an invaluable asset to the RST club.

Joe is very deserving of the 2018 ARCA Ham of the Year award. Congratulations, Joe, and thank you for all you do for Amateur Radio in Arizona.

2019 ARCA Ham of the Year

Nominations for the 2019 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 is deserving of the honor.  Nominations must be received by ARCA no later than May 1, 2019 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 2019 Annual Meeting.

Letters of nomination should be sent U S Mail to:

ARCA - Ham of the Year Award
16845 N 29th Ave., #312
Phoenix, AZ  85053-3041

Remember - Nominations must be received by ARCA no later than May 1, 2019.