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ARCA Young Ham of the Year


ARCA's 2017 Young Ham of the Year - Thomas Fike, KG7FXT

 
2017 ARCA Young Ham of the Year
Virgil Silhanek, K7VZ presents plaque to Thomas Fike, KG7FXT
 

ARCA's 2017 Young Ham of the year is a member of the West Valley Amateur Radio Club. Thomas is a outgoing friendly young man who likes to experiment and learn. He received his first license in 2013, upgraded to general in 2014, and earned his extra class license in 2015. He served as Vice-President of the West Valley Amateur Radio Club for a year, has been involved with public service events with the Maricopa County Emergency Communication Group, and participated in the 2016 ARRL National Parks on the Air event. Thomas also participates in the Monday night Arizona Emergency Net - Maricopa and recently joined the net control team. He does an excellent job on the net leading topics to educate and train others.

Thomas has a personal web site with articles and several well thought out videos on FRS radios, a review of and how to use an SWR meter, Broadband-Hamnet and more. He has topics that explain such things as "What is a CSCE" and "What to Bring to a Test Session" designed to help people who are interested in Amateur Radio.

Thomas is very deserving of this award. We can expect great things from this young man in the future. Congratulations, Thomas.


2018 ARCA Young Ham of the Year Award

Nominations for the 2018 ARCA Young Ham of the Year are currently being solicited.  Nominees must be under the age of 18 years and should have made contributions to the hobby.  Letters of nominations must be made by an ARCA Affiliated Club on club stationery and signed by a club officer (not related to the nominee).  The letter should list the reason(s) the club feels the nominee is deserving of the honor.  Nominations must be received by ARCA no later than May 1, 2018 to allow time for compilation of the nominations, voting, and plaque preparation. Voting is done by the last 11 recipients of the Ham of the Year award.  Results will be announced at the 2018 Annual Meeting.
 

Letters of nomination should be sent U S Mail to:
 

ARCA - Young 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, 2018.