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  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: What Is Radiosport and Why Do We Do It?

    07/25/2011. By Sterling Coffey ARRL Youth Editor. Humans are wired to compete . We have created countless games and sports that test our skill and keep us in shape. In the ages before humans came to rule the world, life was a competition -- a competition against Mother Nature to survive. In the present tense, we do not  ... Learn More

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    Results 17 - 24 of 1590 ... Youth@HamRadio.Fun: An Elmer's Guide to Explaining Ham Radio. 04/23/2011. By Sterling Coffey, N0SSC ARRL Youth Editor. Hams have always been at the forefront of wireless technology since the dawn of radio in the late ... Learn More  ... 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: 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: 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: Another Field Day in the Books

    07/06/2009. Once you get past the heat and stress that goes into planning and setting up a Field Day operation, it appears to be just another contest; however Field Day is more than a contest -- it's a drill. The purpose of Field Day being to practice setting up an Amateur Radio station capable of making contacts with ... 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: 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: 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: Dayton 2009 -- a Smashing Success!

    06/04/2009. Being a first timer, I didn't know what to expect. My expectations were somewhere around the local hamfest level, just with more people. I was in shock by the end of the first day, as I can't think of any hamfest I've attended that even comes close to Dayton. As far as my expectations go, Dayton surpassed them ... Learn More