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    Intrepid DX Group - Dream Rig Essay Contest

    *Announcing our 4 th Annual Youth "Dream Rig" Essay Contest.
    The Intrepid-DX Group is a US based 501 C(3) nonprofit organization that promotes Amateur Radio activities around the world.

    The Intrepid-DX Group recognizes the importance of including Youth in our great hobby because they are our future! We are continuing with our annual “Dream Rig” Youth Essay Contest to gather the views and ideas of young people involved in Amateur Radio.

    What are the Prizes?

    The First Place prize is an ICOM IC-7300!

    The Second place prize is an ICOM ID5100AD dual band mobile radio with D-Star.

    The Third place prize is an ICOM ID52A dual band handy talkie with D-Star.

    Contest Rules:

    1) Two-page Essay answering this question: What attracted you to amateur radio?

    2) Contestants must be USA or Canadian Amateur Radio License Holders Age 19 or younger. All contestants must be in the US, including US territories or Canada.

    3) Promise to keep the radio for one year, not flip it, trade it or sell it, and to use it on the air.

    4) Send an essay in plain text, PDF or MS Word attachment to ( ) by November 30 th , 2023.

    5) You may alternatively mail it to: The Intrepid-DX Group, 3052 Wetmore Dr, San Jose, CA 95148, USA. Must be postmarked by November 30, 2022.

    6) Those that have previously submitted an essay may compete in this year's essay contest as long as all other criteria are met.

    7) The winner of the Essay Contest will be announced on our Website and Facebook page on December 15 th , 2023. Winner must agree to provide a photo with their prize.

    All submissions become the property of the Intrepid-DX Group and the winners authorize the Intrepid-DX Group to use their photographs to promote the contest.

    Questions: Send an email to ( )

    You can follow our contest and receive updates via our Facebook page.

    Good luck to everyone!

    Paul N6PSE

    President, The Intrepid-DX Group
    73 Al 4L5A

    It is with great pleasure that we announce the winners of the Fourth Annual Youth “Dream Rig” Essay Contest.
    We received 30 essays from young amateurs from Canada and the USA.
    Each essay was unique in thought and very well-written. Extra consideration was given for correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. The essays gave interesting perspectives on how to reach out and connect with the youth of today, and we will be sharing those ideas in subsequent postings.
    First Place winner, and recipient of the ICOM IC-7300 is
    Abigail Matsuyoshi KK7CFJ, Age 18.
    Second Place winner, and recipient of an ICOM ID5100AD dual band mobile radio, is
    McKenzie Denton KO4GLN, Age 19.
    Third Place winner, and recipient of an ICOM ID52A dual band handy talkie with D-Star is
    Cameron Frey KD9VGV, age 11.
    Having read your many essays this week, we can tell you that our youth are full of great ideas, and they are brimming with enthusiasm to keep our hobby alive well into the future.
    Thank you to all of the youth participants for helping us make our fourth annual Youth Essay Contest a success.
    Best wishes & Happy Holidays!
    Paul S. Ewing N6PSE
    President, The Intrepid-DX Group

    73 Al 4L5A