WCF SECTION PRESS RELEASE #22-26
NOMINATIONS FOR ELLEN WHITE W1YL AWARD FOR 2022 ARE OPEN. ELLEN WHITE W1YL NOW A SILENT KEY.
Nominations for the 2022 Ellen White W1YL Award for are now open. Nominations for the 2022 Ellen White W1YL Award may be via the Section website Contact and Information Form at http://arrlwcf.org/section-forms/contact-info/. The Ellen White W1YL Award is given by the ARRL West Central Florida Section each year to honor the amateur radio operator who has made the greatest contribution to amateur radio in the ARRL West Central Florida Section for the current calendar year. Due to this news release being late this year, nominations for the Ellen White W1YL award will close on Wednesday December 7, 2022. The recipient of the award will be announced on Friday December 9, 2022 at the Tampa Bay Hamfest and the award will be presented to that recipient during the ARRL forum at the Tampa Bay Hamfest on Saturday December 10, 2022.
The namesake of the award, Ellen White W1YL, recently became a Silent Key on Saturday November 5, 2022. White was 95 years old at the time of her passing. White was appointed by Darrell Davis KT4WX in 2016, Section Manager of the ARRL West Central Florida section at time, due to her contributions to amateur radio over many years, which included being in amateur radio for 75 years and working at ARRL HQ for 25 years. White resided in the Brandon area in Hillsborough County, for the last few years of her life and was still active on CW via an HF remote station.
For details on the Ellen White W1YL Award, you may go to the Section website Ellen White W1YL Award page at http://arrlwcf.org/wcf-special-events/ellen-white-w1yl-award/. For a detailed article on the life of Ellen White W1YL, please go to the ARRL News article published on November 7, 2022 at http://www.arrl.org/news/ellen-white-w1yl-silent-key-devoted-lifetime-to-amateur-radio-and-arrl.