Below are descriptions of the awards that will be presented at the 2018 ARRL Hudson Division Awards Banquet to be held on November 3, 2018.

 Please return this nomination form to:

 Bill Hudzik, W2UDT
111 PRESTON DR
GILLETTE, NJ 07933
w2udt@arrl.org

NOMINATIONS AND SUPPORTING MATERIALS
 MUST BE RECEIVED BY

August 25, 2018

  AMATEUR OF THE YEAR. The Radio Amateur in the Hudson Division whose record merits recognition for outstanding contribution to the Amateur Radio Service. He or she is active on the air and in Amateur Radio organizations. The Amateur of the Year is an all-round Amateur, whose activities, attitudes and achievements may serve as an example to others. Devotion to Amateur Radio is balanced with attention to work responsibilities and family life. The Amateur of the Year exemplifies the “Amateur’s Code”. In selecting the award recipient, emphasis is placed on service to others rather than self, diversity of Amateur Radio interest and activities, evidence of continuing self challenge, and outstanding contributions to Amateur Radio in the year preceding nomination. The Amateur of the Year must be a member in good standing of the American Radio Relay League.

GRAND OLE HAM. The Radio Amateur in the Hudson Division whose outstanding record merits recognition for lifetime contributions to the Amateur Radio Service. Like the Amateur of the Year, the Grand Ole Ham is an all-round Amateur, an OM or YL whose activities, attitudes and achievements may serve as a guiding example to others. At the time of nomination, nominees must either have been licensed Radio Amateurs for at least 30 years, OR, be at least 50 years of age. Emphasis is placed on service to others rather than self, diversity of Amateur Radio interests and activities, and evidence of continuing self-challenge via Amateur Radio. This award is presented at the discretion of the Awards Committee, not necessarily every year.  The Grand Ole Ham must be a member in good standing of the American Radio Relay League.

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT. The Radio Amateur(s) in the Hudson Division whose technical excellence exemplifies “continuation of the Amateur’s proven ability to contribute to the advancement of the radio art”, and whose attitude exemplifies the highest dedication to service to others and to science, rather than self. Particular value will be placed on evidence of continuing contributions to the Amateur Radio Service. Groups of two or more Amateurs may be nominated for a joint award in this category. Technical achievement may be demonstrated through activities such as the following: publications, research and development, creativity in hardware I software I firmware, systems design and implementation, technical instruction, application of advanced technology to public service  communications. This award is present at the discretion of the Awards Committee, not necessarily every year.  The awardee must be a member in good standing of the American Radio Relay League.

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