GARRETT – Jeff DeLucenay of Garrett was named second amateur radio of the year by the Indiana Section American Radio Relay League.
The announcement was made at the ARRL State Convention in Indianapolis July 9-10. He was chosen among the top radio amateurs in Indiana for this honor by a committee of his peers.
The ARRL is the national organization for radio amateurs. The award recognizes the Indiana Hobbyist Operator who most lives the Hobbyist Code and exemplifies the ideals of ARRL’s Five Pillars: Public Service, Advocacy, Education, Technology and Membership.
In addition to carrying out the ideals of the Five Pillars of the ARRL, DeLucenay’s accomplishments include his service as Vice President of the Northeastern Indiana Amateur Radio Association, where he is a highly respected leader and mentor.
In addition to being vice president of NIARA, DeLucenay is director of training and coordinator of volunteer examiners for amateur radio license testing.
DeLucenay’s success is not entirely based on his ability to learn or the knowledge he has acquired over the years.
“He easily connects with everyone and enjoys recruiting new enthusiasts and helping develop their skills,” NIARA President John Chalmers told W9GOO of DeLucenay. “He truly embodies the best of amateur radio.”