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  • 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 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: 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: Emergency Communications and You(th)

    Mar 11, 2009 ... The point is this: Amateur Radio is a tool and can provide effective local and statewide communications when primary infrastructure has been destroyed. But the question of many hams -- especially young hams -- is, "What can I do to help? " One disadvantage of being younger hams is the fact that legal ... 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: 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

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: A 2010 Youth DX Adventure

    Aug 30, 2010 ... I desperately wanted to go on a DXpedition before I turned 18. I know not many kids my age have had the opportunity to travel abroad, let alone travel abroad for the sole purpose of doing something you love. So when Don DuBon, N6JRL, first contacted me, informing me that there was a possibility that I ... 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

  • Youth@HamRadio.Fun: 'Tis the Season, Ham Style!

    Dec 15, 2008 ... Mickey began using the W6S call sign in 1997, and since its debut, has become part of the ham radio Christmas cheer! But Mickey didn't always operate an elaborate event covering all bands -- he started out talking to local kids on 2 meters. The second year he operated, he deployed several of his elves ... Learn More