Sunday, August 5, 2018

Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, Named Newsline Young Ham of the Year

Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, seen here at July's World
Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) in Germany,
is the 2018 Newsline Young Ham of the Year.
(Photo by Lauren Rascoll, KG5TQO)

Fourteen-year-old Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Bill Pasternak WA6TIF Memorial Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year Award. Rascoll lives in Montgomery, Alabama. He earned his Technician Class license at age 11 and had upgraded to Extra Class by late 2017. His mom, Lauren, is also a ham (KG5TQO).
Bryant is already an experienced contester and DXpeditioner. He was chosen for last year's Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure in Costa Rica and was a member of one of three youth teams at this past July's World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) event in Germany (see our WRTC report on page 10). He is also the ARRL Alabama Section Youth Coordinator, won first place at a science fair earlier this year with a project on "Antenna Height Effectiveness" as was a presenter at the 2018 Dayton Hamvention® Youth Forum (see article in August CQ).

Bryant is scheduled to receive his award and various gifts from corporate sponsors Yaesu, CQ magazine, Heil Sound and Radiowavz Antennas at the Huntsville Hamfest later this month.