Tuesday, September 14, 2021

KT5KMF Honored With ARRL Youth Award

Katherine Forson, KT5KMF, of Plano, Texas is this year's ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim Award winner. This award is given to a young ARRL member "whose contributions to both amateur radio and her local community embody the ideals of the Amateur Radio Service," according to the ARRL Letter. Forson, a high school senior, has been licensed since age 9 and currently holds an Extra Class license. She is the ARRL's North Texas Section Youth Coordinator as well as a trained Skywarn spotter and RACES member. Forson told Newsline that her interest in ham radio has helped her decide on a career path in meteorology. She hopes to enroll in Texas A&M University's geosciences program next fall.