Greetings fellow North Texas Amateur Radio OPS!
I am very proud to announce that Katherine Forson, KT5KMF has won the Hiram Percy Maxim Award
The Hiram Percy Maxim Award is the premier honor for a radio amateur and ARRL member younger than twenty-one, whose accomplishments and contributions are of the most exemplary nature within the framework of amateur radio activities.
While Katherine is no stranger to winning awards…
During a three-way telephone call between her family, John Robert Stratton N5AUS our ARRL West Gulf Division Director and our ARRL Section Manager, announcing the news to the Forson family, Katherine’s dad Rob Forson K5WFR stated “she was speechless and that was a first”.
Katherine will be presented her plaque and a $1500 check from the ARRL at the Plano Amateur Radio Klub (PARK) meeting on the 20th of September at 8 PM. The presentation will be conducted by The ARRL West Gulf Director and your ARRL NTX Section manager.
Our ARRL West Gulf Director John Robert Stratton, N5AUS also stated that the ARRL board of directors most difficult decision was not in choosing Miss Forson for this award, but in what they were able to list in her citation of the award as her list of accomplishments were too lengthy to include all of them within the citation.
Katherine is the first ever ARRL North Texas Amateur to ever win this
prestigious award. I hope that this inspires many more young amateur radio operators to become more active and an integral part of their community and join our ARRL Section Management Team.