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  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: 73 from KG4IUM -- Youth Lounges ...

    Jun 23, 2008 ... So, it's time for me to pass on the gauntlet. This will be my last time writing the Youth@HamRadio.Fun column, but rest assured that a well-qualified individual with a fresh outlook and lots of new blood will be writing it in my absence; I am confident that this new author will improve upon the column and do an ... Learn More

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: Fall Magic

    11/16/2009. Social Networking and Ham Radio -- Part 1. Since the dawn of the Internet, hams have been using the pipes that we now rely on to push their passion for a time-tested hobby. As computers became cheaper, smaller, faster and easier to access the group of those creating and consuming content has grown ... Learn More

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: A First Timer's Adventure at the Dayton ...

    06/18/2011. By Sterling Coffey, N0SCC ARRL Youth Editor. About three years ago, I became familiar with the idea of hamfests -- a convention of hams who go there to take their exams, check QSL cards, buy stuff from traveling vendors and flea marketers, as well as win prizes and participate in lectures or activities. My local ... Learn More

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: Getting a Niche in Amateur Radio

    03/31/2012. Sterling Coffey,N0SSC ARRL Youth Editor. Many have asked and pondered the answers to the question: “What is the best way to draw in new young hams?” Gordon West, WB6NOA, asked this very question to my friend Jacob Keogh, KD0NVX, on Ham Nation, hosted by Bob Heil, K9EID. Last month, I  ... Learn More

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: New Year, New Goals, More Calculus ...

    01/29/2012. By Sterling Coffey, N0SSC ARRL Youth Editor After celebrating the New Year and holiday festivities with some well-deserved rest -- and lots of time spent on the air -- I look back at the break, and like all of you in school, I always think it was too short. During my free time, I finished several ... Learn More

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: A Bird's Eye View

    12/30/2009. Duncan P MacLachlan, KU0DM ARRL Youth Editor. Satellites (also referred to as "birds") are nothing new to the science or Amateur Radio community. Since the very first satellite, Sputnik 1, went into orbit in 1957, amateurs have had a special interest in satellites. Ham radio operators were there at the very ... Learn More

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: Ham Radio 2.0

    02/08/2010. By ARRL Youth Editor Duncan MacLachlan Web 2.0 is the name that has been given to the second wind of the Internet evolution, characterized by new gadgets, new developments and new ways to have fun online. Amateur Radio is also experiencing a second wind, with more hams, more ... Learn More

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: Emergency Communications and You(th)

    03/11/2009. After an outbreak of storms in Wisconsin's Kenosha County, Amateur Radio operators were ready to assist public service agencies until the communications infrastructure was restored. In many parts of Oklahoma, hams are constantly standing by to assist relief efforts. The point is this: Amateur Radio is a tool ... Learn More

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: W0EEE Kicks off Youth Month on TWiT's ...

    11/26/2011. By Sterling Coffey, N0SSC ARRL Youth Editor. A few months ago, Bob Heil, K9EID, founder of Heil Sound, Ltd, and Gordon “Gordo” West, WB6NOA , and others teamed up with This Week in Tech (TWiT) to bring us Ham Nation, a fantastic podcast designed for hams of all skills, ages and niches that is all about  ... Learn More

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: A Scouting Marathon

    10/16/2009. I'm semi-sorry to say that school is back in session. Gone are the days of sleeping in and staying up late with friends. Gone are the lazy days of summer, but that is why I'm only semi-sorry. The summer doldrums are coming to an end, as we enter the most exciting time of the year for radio and Scouting. Contest ... Learn More