Teen From Normal Earns Top Ham Radio Honor, Talks Space Exploration (Illinois)

Amateur radio, or ham radio, can be a fun hobby for some, but it can also open many doors for the future.

Dhruv Rebba, 15, of Normal was recently named the Amateur Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year for his outstanding work in amateur radio. In 2017, Rebba was part of the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) project and is now a co-mentor. He received his amateur radio license when he was 9, and now uses his expertise for charity work.

“I think amateur radio is kind of like a stepping stone to a lot of various different fields. If you get into amateur radio, you can get into a lot of engineering-related fields, for example, the space industry,” said Rebba.

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