AB1OC, AB1QB Honored as Co-Recipients of the 2024 Orlando HamCation Gordon West Ambassador of the Year Award

Gordon West award announcement on Ham Nation broadcastGeorge Allision, K1IG, writes on the PART of Westford mailing list:

Congratulations to […] Fred, AB1OC, and Anita, AB1QB, who are co-recipients of the 2024 Orlando HamCation Gordon West Ambassador of the Year Award. This award is given annually to outstanding Amateurs who represent and inspire others, who embody the amateur radio spirit, and who have made outstanding contributions to the Amateur Radio community.

Fred and Anita are recognized for their outstanding work both in the New England division and U.S. with Ham Radio Bootcamp, ARISS school contacts, youth outreach, amateur radio balloon launches, and license training. In their spare time, Fred also serves as the New England Division Director, and Anita is the New England Division Assistant Director for Mentoring and New Ham Development.

Well done to Fred and Anita!

[The award was announced on the Ham Nation YouTube broadcast on January 3, 2024.  You can see the story at 27 min., 30 sec. into the video.]

 

Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC
Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC

 

Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB
Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB

YLRL Annual Award Deadline, January 1, 2024

YLRL posted on the Young Ladies Radio League Facebook page:

YLs—if you are participating in YLRL’s Annual Award event, please get your application in by Jan 1, 2024.

Award for 2023 is given for working 12 YLs on-the-air, without help from the Internet aids to ham radio contacts. FT8/FT4 do count, as signals go out over your radio and antennas. Official log sheet is on the website (www.ylrl.net) under YLRL Certificates. Deadline for submission is 01/31/2024.

 

YL Meet and Greet
YL Meet and Greet at the 2023 Northeast HamXposition. Photo courtesy KC1KGS