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ARCA Young Ham of the Year


2022 ARCA Young Ham of the Year  

Ashtyn Timberlake, KI7HHU was named the 2022 ARCA Young Ham of the Year. She was nominated by the Yavapai Amateur Radio Club where she was one of the first 500 students to study and receive her license through the club's Youth Amateur Radio Club. Ashtyn has helped to organize, participate in, and teach at local and club events. She not only helped plan activities at the club's ARISS event, but was selected to speak with the astronaut on the International Space Station. More than 600 people participated in the event.

Ashtyn learned skills as a young ham and was able to put them to use. She designed and built a rapid deployment emergency repeater and taught electronics and robotics to others. She acts as a mentor to the club's young hams as well.

Ashtyn's has great potential to have a positive impact in Amateur Radio and on the world around her. She is committed to working with young hams and empowering them. Ashtyn is a great asset to the Amateur Radio Community and very deserving of this award.

Congratulations, Ashtyn!

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.