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ARCA Young Ham of the Year


2021 ARCA Young Ham of the Year  

Tanner Irwin, KJ7JIL was named the 2021 ARCA Young Ham of the Year at the ARCA Annual Meeting on June 12, 2021. He was nominated by the Northwest Christian Amateur Radio Club (NCARA).

Tanner received his Technician license in October 2019 and quickly began having an impact. He set up an amateur radio club at his school with his father's (who works at the school) help. Tanner collaborated with his father to acquire grants from the ARRL to purchase the equipment necessary to set up a station at the school. The pandemic encouraged Tanner to help and offer support wherever needed. He and the school club have been able to provide VE testing once a month at the school since August 2020.

Tanner has demonstrated significant contributions to the Amateur Radio community and his school. He is very deserving of this honor.

Congratulations, Tanner!

2023 ARCA Young Ham of the Year

Nominations for the 2023 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 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 Ham of the Year 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.