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Van Kooten awarded HAM Radio Scholarship

Johnathon Van Kooten, a first-year engineering major, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA), an organization of amateur radio operators who have had their HAM license for twenty-five years or more. Van Kooten is a certified emergency communicator who raised funds for and installed a HAM radio tower at the Pella Regional Health Center, which earned him a Hoover Foundation award. This summer he installed a HAM radio tower at Knoxville Hospital and Clinics, the second part of a project for emergency communications within the county. Another tower is planned for a new law enforcement center in the future.