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The Future of Amateur Radio

ARRL encourages young people to explore the wide range of experiences and activities available to them through amateur radio. Here are some examples:

Emergency Antenna Platform System (E-APS)

A fusion of robotics, amateur radio, and emergency service the Emergency Antenna Platform System (E-APS) is a tool for amateur radio operators (ARES, RACES) as well as First Responder organizations to turn any parking lot lamp post into and instant antenna tower.

Check out the student built E-APS.

Amateur Radio Newsline's "Young Ham of the Year"

Dhruv Rebba, KC9ZJX, of Normal IL, is 2019 Newsline Young Ham of the Year: Read more

Bryant Rascoll KG5HVO, of Montgomery, AL, is the 2018 Newsline Young Ham of the Year: Read more

Past recipients

Here is a list of previous recipients of this award: Read more

Learn more about winner of the QST Cover Plaque Award in 2013, 16-year-old Padraig Lysandrou, KC9UUS: Read more

Read the May 2013 QST article that won KC9UUS the Cover Plaque Award:
"A Crazy Idea: Dxpedition to Cyprus"

Check out these resources provided by the ARRL to help you explore what you can do on the air as a young amateur radio operator.

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