May 26, 2017

From QCWA Headquarters

QCWA Bulletin 2017-005 - Ryan Cutshall, KD9DAB - Young Ham Lends A Hand Contest Winner

This year's winner of the Young Ham Lends a Hand contest, sponsored by QCWA Youth Activities, chaired by Director Carole Perry WB2MGP, is Ryan Cutshall, KD9DAB.

The contest winner was announced at the Dayton Amateur Radio Association Hamvention ® - 2017 30th Youth Forum. The recipient of this contest wins a $100 stipend.

The contest seeks to honor a young Amateur Radio operator who has demonstrated one of the basic tenets of Amateur Radio, which is service. The young ham is chosen for giving back to the community, recruiting other young hams, and participation in local events.

Cutshall is a former president of the Bloomington High School South ARC, serving for 2 years, and is now the secretary-treasurer of the Indiana University ARC.

Cutshall is extremely active in recruiting new members to the club, and goes into a local elementary school to give HF demonstrations to 4th grade students. He has assisted a blind ham with field day operations, and has assisted with the ARRL Youth Contesting Committee. Cutshall is the personification of the kind of young ham who will make us all proud with his "give back" and volunteering spirit.

Ken Oelke, VE6AFO
President, Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc.