Monday, January 31, 2022

Young Hams Wax Eloquent on Keeping the Hobby Relevant

The Intrepid DX Group, working with ARDC (
Amateur Radio Digital Communications), recently announced the winners of its annual "Dream Rig" essay contest for young hams. The topic was keeping ham radio relevant in the age of the internet and the winner was 10-year-old Silas Davis, W3SED. Silas wrote that ham radio will always be relevant because it "inspires and creates community," can help save lives and … it's fun! 

Second and third place recognition went to Olivia Lee, KD2UYX, and Isaac Schmidt, K6IAS, respectively. Each of the three won radios donated by ICOM and Yaesu. The essays are posted on the ARDC website (