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Alabama Assistant Section Manger for Youth Activities
Kaitlyn Cole, KS3P
The 2009 Alabama Section Outstanding Youth Ham Award
Youth@AmateurRadio.Fun: A Position for Youth, by Youth
Every section has them -- Assistant Section Managers whose goal is to help the Section Manager whenever possible. Their job is to have an ear for the members to talk to and fill in wherever the SM can't. But some Sections have gone even further and created another position aimed at representing the youth in Amateur Radio, and the idea has spread from where it was first conceived in the Deep South.
New Alabama Assistant Section Manger for Youth Activities
Kaitlyn Cole, KS3P
On September 8th, 2009, Alabama Section Manager Jay Isbell, KA4KUN appointed Kaitlyn Cole, KS3P of Harvest, AL. as the newest Alabama Assistant Section Manager for Youth Activities. Congratulations Kaitlyn!
2009 Alabama Outstanding Young Ham Award
2009 Alabama Outstanding Young Ham Award Presentation at Huntsville Hamfest
Kaitlyn Cole, KS3P
2009 Alabama Outstanding Young Ham Award
This is the
fourth year that the Alabama Section of the ARRL has offered an award
recognizing young Amateur Radio Operators who are dedicated to their
communities, and Amateur Radio. We would like to thank ICOM America, The North
Alabama DX Club, and The ARRL Alabama Youth Committee for making this important
The 2009 Alabama Outstanding Young Ham Award recipient is an absolute cheerleader for amateur radio. She earned her technician class amateur radio license on September 6th, 2008, at the young age of 8 years old. After successfully earning her license, she rapidly became a fixture on the 2 meter band, and became active on the HF bands, with her father, Stan, NX3P. She rapidly advanced from her technician class license, earning her extra class license in a span of less than four months. She has been published in a few amateur radio related publications, such as the YLRL newsletter, World Radio Online, as well as the Monitoring Times magazine. She became a true "cheerleader" for amateur in May of 2009, when she gave a presentation to her entire 3rd grade class at Harvest Elementary School, located in Harvest, AL. She and her dad took a HF radio to demonstrate, and she even gave a presentation to the class, and answered questions. She really enjoys attending and actively participating in Hamfests. This year, she attended the Dayton Hamfest, located in Dayton, OH, where she volunteered in the ARRL youth booth, operated at the W1AW/8 station, located on site, and she built a 40 meter receiver. She's also well on her way to earning the ARRL Worked All States Award, and has already confirmed 45 states. Amateur radio isn't the only activity this individual is passionate about. She's active in the martial arts, and has earned a 2nd degree, level one black belt. She is currently interested in learning to play the keyboard, and plans on attending keyboard lessons. However, it is reading that is her biggest past time, in which she has tested at a 12th grade level, even as a 3rd grader. She has the ability to isolate and analyze plots of the multiple books that she reads.
It is my pleasure to present to you this year's 2009 ARRL Alabama Outstanding Young Ham Award, and reveal who "she" is" ,,, "She" is Kaitlyn S. Cole, KS3P of Harvest, AL.
Robby Lock, KG4PLK
ARRL-AL Assistant Section Manager for Youth Activities
2008 Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham of the Year Award
Jared Bash, KI4IKL
is the third year that the Alabama Section has been able to offer the "Alabama
Outstanding Youth Ham Of The Year Award". This award was made possible thanks to
the North Alabama DX Club, Icom America, and the ARRL-Alabama Youth Committee.
This year's recipient of the 2008 Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham Of The Year is someone who is truly passionate about Amateur Radio. He is 14 years old, and currently holds a Technician Class radio license. He has been an instrumental part in getting new young hams active in amateur radio, by assisting them in acquiring their first radio. He has also volunteered at numerous hamfest across Alabama, and helped his father relocate his ham shack. Amateur Radio isn't the only thing this distinguished individual is involved in. He's active in Boy Scouts, where he has been awarded various merit badges pertaining to Amateur Radio. He is also a distinguished musician, receiving the Director's Choice Award and numerous other awards for his outstanding trombone playing.
This year's "ARRL Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham Of The Year Recipient"
Jared Bash, KI4IKL Of Oneonta, AL.
Alabama Assistant Section Manager for Youth Activities
is promoted to Southeastern Division Assistant Director for Youth (2008)
Rebekah Williams, WG4Y
Southeastern Division Assistant Director for Youth
Rebekah plans to increase awareness, expose more youth to amateur radio and give back some of the many rewards and fun she has gained in amateur radio. Rebekah wants to encourage an active ASM for youth activities position for all Sections in the Southeastern Division and will help them to grow, start programs, promote, seek increased activities and have fun.
Kimberly A. Frazier, WX4KIM
from Opelika Alabama
2007 Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham of the
This is the second year that the Alabama Section has been able to offer the "Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham of the Year Award". This award is sponsored by the ARRL Youth Committee, the North Alabama DX Club and Icom America.
This year's winner of the "Alabama Outstanding Youth of the Year Award" is a 16 year old with a general class license. She has done much to promote amateur radio and elmers younger hams, writes the youth column for YL-Harmonics and has written an article for Dixie Living Magazine. She was on a radio talk show promoting amateur radio, and will be the assistant "Public Information Officer" for the East Alabama Amateur Radio Club.
This year's winner ran the GOTA station at the last Field Day and assists with the food preparation for Field Day every year. She attends local hamfests and has participated as an operator in the Cheaha Challenge. She is active in emergency communications, has taken the Storm Spotters Basic Course and is currently taking a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class. After graduation, she plans on going into radio broadcasting and communications.
I am proud to announce that this year's winner of the "Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham of the Year Award" is Kimberly A. Frazier - WX4KIM from Opelika Alabama.
Rebekah Dorff Williams - WG4Y
ARRL AL Assistant Section Manager for Youth Activities
Robert (Robbie) L. Lock IV, KG4PLK
Hampton Cove Alabama
2006 Young Ham of the Year Award
Robby is the first winner of the Alabama Young Ham of the Year and was
presented a new IC-91AD from Ray Novak, N9JA of ICOM.
Robby has dedicated himself to helping others especially with regard to Emergency Communications and Amateur Radio.
Rebekah Dorff, WG4Y
Amateur Radio Newsline™
Young Ham Of The Year
The award will be presented at the Huntsville Hamfest on August 20th
more information and news release
Amateur Radio Toy Drive
Thank you for helping make the holiday season a little brighter for Hurricane Katrina kids in Alabama!
Assistant Section Manager for youth activities
American Radio Relay League
Rebekah Dorf WG4Y and Greg Sarratt W4OZK with Governor Riley for the 2005 Amateur Radio Week Proclamation
2004 Alabama Toy Drive
The Toy Drive was a success! Rebekah, WG4Y and many of her new friends helped to make the holiday season a little better for children in south Alabama left in the path of Hurricane Ivan! On December 18th Rebekah took two truck loads of donated toys to Baldwin county. Several club members from the Baldwin county ARC met us and helped unload the toys. Later that afternoon we took a tour of the devastation on Orange Beach.
Alabama Assistant Section Manager for youth activities Rebekah Dorff talks with Huntsville Mayor Loretta Spencer
ARRL Southeastern Director Mr. Frank Butler and Alabama Assistant Section Manager Rebekah Dorff
ASM for Youth Alabama Activities
visits the May 2004 Dayton Hamvention!
Youth forum at the Huntsville Hamfest
2004 Kid's Day Event
Rebekah visits the May 2004 Dayton Hamvention!
Youth forum at the Birmingham Fest
Boy Scout Merit Badge Day
Alabama Outstanding Youth Ham of the Year Award