HamSCI Member Receives Murgas ARC “Ham Of the Year” Award

HamSCI Member Receives Murgas ARC “Ham Of the Year” Award

Wednesday, December 20, 2023 - 14:21

Well known HamSCI VLF enthusiast Jonathan Rizzo, KC3EEY, recently received the Murgas Amateur Radio Club’s 2023 Ham of the Year award.

According to club president Tom Mayka, W3TRM, Jonathan was recognized “for his interesting experiments with his VLF receiver”, presentations to the club on that topic and for having some of his data appear in the ARRL’s QST magazine.   Also noted was Jonathan’s dedication to HamSCI, evident through his participation in HamSCI workshops, the Dayton Hamvention, and frequent contributions to the HamSCI Google groups.

Jonathan is a 2021 graduate (BSEE)  from the University of Scranton, currently employed as an electrical engineer.

The Murgas ARC is located in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and has been active since 1975.  They support a wide range of amateur radio activities, sponsoring local nets, a hamfest, a club repeater, Field Day, and Volunteer Examinations (proctoring tests for ham radio licensing).  The club is named after Fr. Joseph Murgas (1884-1929), a patent-holding pioneer in early radio technology who hailed from the Wilkes-Barre area.

Congratulations, Jonathan!