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Hackaday Antenna Class + Hammock

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Ham Radio #short: End Fed Half Wave Balun in a peanut butter jar

Really getting back into the tune of things. Pun intended. #short #n0ssc

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Why I’m not doing winter field day. #shorts

if it was two degrees colder, it’d be snow. #shorts

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iPhone 12 Pro Max Unboxing [ASMR No Talking]

I unbox my iPhone 12 Pro Max and attempt to put a glass screen protector on it. You’ll never guess what happens next.

Also sorry for not making more ham radio videos; I have 2 in the hopper but, you know, life happens.

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Comment on Millennials Are Killing Ham Radio by Ricky

I’m a little unusual – mid 60s, interested in ham radio back in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a youngster when my uncle brought a shortwave radio home from the Air Force and gave it to me. But never learned Morse, and so never got a license. Got a TRS-80 instead and learned assembly language programming and taught myself how to build microcontroller projects on custom prototype PCBs in the 1980s, eventually sending several hand built projects into orbit on Soyuz and Space Shuttle because nobody knew how to do quick turnaround electronics for one-off projects in the 1990s. Ended my career working as a contractor on US Army drone data link gear and building custom ground support test equipment. Now I’m retired looking for things to do, and ordered a pair of Baofeng UV-5Rs off of EBay just because they were cheap. Huh, need a Technician license to operate these, no Morse code required, what the heck, a week of exam cramming and I’ve finally gotten my ham license. So it’s all about VHF / UHF analog voice comms as an entry into the hobby now, huh? And just look at this cool DMR stuff! I’m still interested and fascinated by the tech, but as an introvert I’m not sure I want to strike up a verbal conversation with anybody…

I think the “technology made ham radio obsolete” is right on the money.

And speaking of money, THAT’s where the interest of youth is being expressed in cutting edge tech. Robinhood retail investments for the young masses and cryptocurrency blockchain development projects for the brainiacs. And social media platform development most of all – helping people meet and communicate in NONVERBAL ways makes billionaires out of nerds.

My advice – go back and read Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke (another post-war relic just like CW and DX), especially the last chapter. Amateur radio, like Karellen, is destined to play “only” an unalterable role as an essential midwife to follow-on generations destined for unimaginable greatness.

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Comment on Millennials Are Killing Ham Radio by Peter

I grew up right before Algore invented the internet and I had a lot of fun with CB radio and packet radio. 5 years later it’s all gone because you can do the same thing and better over the internet. I can only suspect the same thing will happen with amateur radio. Who wants to string up a long cable from tree to tree and buy a bunch of ancient equipment if they can download an app that will do the same thing. probably very few people. enjoy the hobby while there are still remnants of it, pretty soon it will be nothing but static and maybe a little interference from 5G towers 😛

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Solutions Workshop [Amateur Radio Youth Workshop Series Week 4/6]

Welcome to my ham radio youth workshop series! Learn how to be a good elmer, inspire young people, and share your passion for amateur radio. We need your help to make amateur radio a fun and welcoming place for youth!

This week – What can we actually do? Lets brainstorm some new ideas. No "get the kids on digital modes" here – what will REALLY work?

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QST has an existential crisis on one page; mends it on the next with an article by a young ham

I have to imagine this was on purpose.

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Kids These Days….[Youth Workshop Series Week 3/6]

Welcome to my ham radio youth workshop series! Learn how to be a good elmer, inspire young people, and share your passion for amateur radio. We need your help to make amateur radio a fun and welcoming place for youth!

This week – What are kids doing these days?! How can we use their interests and passions to give them a reason to get into ham radio, or STEM in general?

Post session homework ➡ jk no homework tonight!

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