December 15th, 2023

Announcing the Winners of the 4th Annual Youth “Dream Rig” Essay Contest

It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the Fourth Annual Youth “Dream Rig” Essay Contest.

We received 30 essays from young amateurs from Canada and the USA.

Each essay was unique in thought and very well-written. Extra consideration was given for correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. The essays gave interesting perspectives on how to reach out and connect with the youth of today, and we will be sharing those ideas in subsequent postings.

First Place winner, and recipient of the ICOM IC-7300 is

Abigail Matsuyoshi KK7CFJ, Age 18.

Second Place winner, and recipient of an ICOM ID5100AD dual band mobile radio, is

McKenzie Denton KO4GLN, Age 19.

 Third Place winner, and recipient of an ICOM ID52A dual band handy talkie with D-Star is

Cameron Frey KD9VGV, age 11.

Having read your many essays this week, we can tell you that our youth are full of great ideas, and they are brimming with enthusiasm to keep our hobby alive well into the future.

Thank you to all of the youth participants for helping us make our fourth annual Youth Essay Contest a success.

Best wishes & Happy Holidays!

Paul S. Ewing N6PSE

President, The Intrepid-DX Group

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