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VU7AG Leader Tells Youngsters about Telecommunications, Ham Radio

12/09/2013

The VU7AG Lakshadweep Islands DXpedition delivered a presentation to youngsters on Agatti Island covering telecommunications and Amateur Radio. The presentation fulfilled a goal of a Colvin Award, which helped to fund the DXpedition, to enhance the condition of Amateur Radio in the DX location. The VU7AG operation has been approved for DXCC credit. According to DXpedition leader Krish Kumar, W4VKU, the presentation covered the Internet, the mobile phone system, and the role of radio and Amateur Radio.

“I have a PowerPoint that talked about the Internet, the routing of data, the way the phone systems are tied, and how the kids can play with Amateur radio,” Kumar told ARRL. He also left behind an “old, but good” copy of the ARRL’s Now You’re Talking for the school library. “We did two sessions for the 11th and 12th graders. This was followed by an on-the-air demonstration.”

Kumar also purchased a DVD of the PBS series “The Universe” for the school. “The principal was very happy with the event,” Kumar added.

The VU7AG DXpedition, which got underway November 20, wraps up December 10. Logs will be uploaded to Logbook of The World (LoTW). As of December 9 (0245 UTC), the VU7AG team had logged 53,244 contacts.



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