Thursday, January 16, 2020

Milestones: KC9ZJX Honored; A41AA SK

Dhruv Rebba, KC9ZJX (CQ file photo)
Newsline's 2019 Young Ham of the Year has been honored by his hometown. Dhruv Rebba, KC9ZJX, is among four recipients of the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. award issued by the Bloomington and Normal (Illinois) Human Relations Commissions.

According to local radio station WGLT, he was recognized for his volunteer work with a number of organizations, including the Multicultural Leadership Program, the National Computer Science Honor Society and First Robotics. The AMSAT News Service noted that Rebba is also the recipient of the AMSAT Presidential Award.

The Sultan of Oman, Qaboos Bin Said, A41AA, became a Silent Key on January 10 at age 79. The ARRL reports that he was the patron and sponsor of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society and its club station, A47RS. Bin Said had been the country's ruler since 1970.