ARDC also made a $318,000 grant to the Society of Women Engineers to fun 30 scholarships and help with programs that encourage women to choose careers in engineering and showcase their achievements. In addition, ARDC gave $500,000 to the ARRL Foundation to fund a new club grants program. Starting in April, amateur radio clubs will be able to apply for grants of up to $25,000 to support programs or projects that "will advance amateur radio in the grantee's community."
An example of such a project is one directly funded by ARDC – some $34,000 to the Fauquier 4-H Ham Radio Club in Virginia to equip a Youth Station and Outreach Trailer for use by young members at meetings, public gatherings and special events.
The workshop, to be held at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on March 18-19, will focus on connections between space weather and terrestrial weather, according to the ARRL Letter.
It will also host a team meeting of HamSCI's Personal Space Weather Station project, which is also being funded by a much larger NSF grant.
|2022 Carole Perry Educator
of the Year Dick Fijlstra,
PA0DFN (OARC photos)
|Dick teaches foxhunting
techniques to a young
The Carole Perry Educator of the Year award is named in honor of its first recipient, noted ham educator Carole Perry, WB2MGP. The award will be presented at this month's Orlando Hamcation® hamfest in Florida. (Full disclosure: CQ Editor Rich Moseson, W2VU, is on the judging committee for this award)
According to Newsline, the League made the change both to standardize its categories with other contests and in recognition of the fact that 100 watts is now the most common "barefoot" output power of current HF transceivers.