September 27th, 2023

Announcing our 4th Annual Youth "Dream Rig" Essay Contest.

(Please see video below as well)

The Intrepid-DX Group is a US based 501 C(3) nonprofit organization that promotes Amateur Radio activities around the world.

The Intrepid-DX Group recognizes the importance of including Youth in our great hobby because they are our future! We are continuing with our annual “Dream Rig” Youth Essay Contest to gather the views and ideas of young people involved in Amateur Radio.

What are the Prizes?

The First Place prize is an ICOM IC-7300!

The Second place prize is an ICOM ID5100AD dual band mobile radio with D-Star.

The Third place prize is an ICOM ID52A dual band handy talkie with D-Star.

Contest Rules:

1) Two-page Essay answering this question: What attracted you to amateur radio?

2) Contestants must be USA or Canadian Amateur Radio License Holders Age 19 or younger. All contestants must be in the US, including US territories or Canada.

3) Promise to keep the radio for one year, not flip it, trade it or sell it, and to use it on the air.

4) Send an essay in plain text, PDF or MS Word attachment to by November 30th, 2023.

5) You may alternatively mail it to: The Intrepid-DX Group, 3052 Wetmore Dr, San Jose, CA 95148, USA. Must be postmarked by November 30, 2023.

6) Those that have previously submitted an essay may compete in this year's essay contest as long as all other criteria are met.

7) The winner of the Essay Contest will be announced on our Website and Facebook page on December 15th, 2023.  Winner must agree to provide a photo with their prize.

All submissions become the property of the Intrepid-DX Group and the winners authorize the Intrepid-DX Group to use their photographs to promote the contest.

Questions: Send an email to

You can follow our contest and receive updates via our Facebook page.

Good luck to everyone!

Paul N6PSE

President, The Intrepid-DX Group

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