Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Erin King, AK4JG, Named 2012 Young Ham of the Year
Seventeen-year-old Erin King, AK4JG, of Columbus, Georgia, has been selected as the Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year for 2012. She was recognized for promoting amateur radio through a video she made of launching the mailing tube in which her acceptance letter to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) arrived as an amateur radio high-altitude balloon payload. The award was scheduled to be presented at the Huntsville (Alabama) Hamfest in August. CQ is a corporate co-sponsor of the Young Ham of the Year Award. For more on Erin, see September's "Zero Bias" editorial.