Each year, the Sheboygan County Amateur Radio Club recognizes a club member that gives back to the hobby, the club and the community. The club uses a set of criteria each year for the membership to vote for who they feel exemplifies the hobby for the previous year.
Criteria for voting for Ham of the Year.
- Cannot have won the past 5 years the award is given out
- Contibutes to Amateur Radio in the past year
- Attends club meetings as possible during the year
- Provides assistance to other amateurs such as elmering, becoming an active VE.
- Helps prospective hams join the hobby with elmering or answering questions via the reflector
- Participates in club activities with the community (walks, parades, bike rides)
- Participes in club activities such as field day, meeting presentations, contesting from club station
- Participates on a personal level such as net control, contesting, activity on the air
- Promotes Amateur Radio to the public
- Must be a club member in good standing
- Has not won Ham of the Year in the previous five years.
Most recent HOTY award recipients:
- KC9AXZ – Jon – 2016
- KC9UHH/KC9YL – Anne – 2015
- W9TA – Dick – 2014
- AB9QP – Doug – 2013
- N9ZMO – Kurt – 2012
- AA9SJ – Steve – 2011
- KC9DLO/K9TZU – Linda
- KC9ISZ – Molly