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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX030 (1995)

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ARLX030 N9MEZ Young Ham of Year
 
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Special Bulletin 30  ARLX030
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 13, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLX030 N9MEZ Young Ham of Year
 
Adam Weyhaupt, N9MEZ, has been named the 1995 ''Young Ham of the
Year,'' an award jointly sponsored by Amateur Radio Newsline, Yaesu
USA, and CQ Magazine.
 
15-year-old Adam is the third winner in five years from the St Louis
area.  According to Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, of Newsline, he was
selected for his ''extraordinary skills in communication,
organization, and leadership during a major disaster and a major
Amateur Radio public service event.''
 
During the Midwest floods of 1993, Adam, then age 13, was in charge
of scheduling ham radio operators for round-the-clock emergency
communication.  He also acted as net control station for the
disaster communications in his area, according to Pasternak.
 
The following year, at age 14, Adam was a key organizer of amateur
communication for the US Olympic Festival, held in St. Louis,
Pasternak said.
 
Currently, Adam is the network manager of his local Amateur Radio
Emergency Service (ARES) net and a net control and weather spotter
for the National Weather Service's ''Skywarn'' network.  He also edits
a regional ''Skywarn Newsletter.''
 
Adam lives with his parents, Gil (KA9YAW) and Teresa Weyhaupt, and
two younger sisters, Ann and Ellen.  He has been a licensed amateur
since 1991 and holds a Technician class license.
 
Adam will receive his award on August 19, at the Huntsville Hamfest
in Huntsville, Alabama.  Also taking part will be the 1994 Young Ham
of the Year, 16-year-old Allison Zettwoch, KD4CKP.
 
Two additional finalists for the ''Young Ham of the Year'' award were
18-year-old Bryce Duncan, N0YDI, of Red Wing, Minnesota, and Toby
Metz, KB7UIM, a 14-year-old from Meridian, Idaho.
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