Welcome to my 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 – why is ham radio even a thing? What makes it relevant? What makes it interesting for young people? Tune in to find out and join the conversation!
Post session homework: https://forms.gle/QDEETR6t2kPjMiPA8
Welcome to the beginning of my 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!
Over the last few weeks I’ve been giving presentations on the topic of increasing our awareness and propensity of getting young people involved with ham radio. I will be premiering them here each Sunday at around 7pm. Subscribe to get notifications! Let’s make ham radio young again!
First POTA ever! Me, my wife Jesten, and our new pupperino Percy go to Castlewood State Park near St. Louis, MO (K-1751) hike the Rivercrest trail and activate a park bench under intense mower and barking dog QRM, using the (frankensteined) DX Idiot and the QRPGuys Tri-Band Vertical Antenna we made last week.
Also say hi to Percy! 🐶 The newest member of the Mann Fam.
Before you ask, I used Hamlog for iOS to log. 😛
🎶We March Together – Patrick Patrikios
🎶Survive the Montage – RKVC
📷Canon G1X – https://amzn.to/32qq8vo
#n0ssc #dxidiot #potawithpercy
0:00 – Hike on the Riverside Trail
1:18 – Found a Geocache
1:40 – POTA station setup MONTAGE
3:07 – The Moment of Truth
3:30 – Station Description
4:03 – Calling CQ POTA
4:45 – W6GAE
5:37 – W6OUL
6:21 – Setting up Voice Keyer
6:51 – W1KVN
8:34 – KG5CIK
9:39 – N7MSI
10:19 – Scratching Percy’s itchy collar
10:42 – All about Percy the Dog
11:20 – What calling CQ is like sometimes
12:00 – NE1D
13:18 – K5DGR (heavy QRM)
14:00 – Answering KB1CBQ’s CQ
14:52 – KI5JMU
15:23 – Celebrations! But maybe just one more…
15:54 – KN4SWS
16:25 – KO4FHS
17:15 – Wrap up
17:53 – Its a Teardown MONTAGE
Press Release by the Intrepid-DX Group Wednesday, July 1, 2020
First Annual “Dream Rig” Youth Essay Contest.
The Intrepid-DX Group is a US based 501 C(3) nonprofit organization that promotes Amateur Radio activities in developing countries.
Announcing our first annual Youth Essay Contest-Prize is a Dream Rig!
The Intrepid-DX Group recognizes the importance of including Youth in our great hobby because they are our future! We are establishing an annual Dream Rig Youth Essay Contest to learn the suggestions of young people for attracting other young operators to Amateur Radio.
What is the Prize?
The prize is a factory fresh ICOM IC-7300! See the features here:
I curated a YouTube playlist that contains over 130 videos of ARRL Field Day action. Check it out here, or in the convenient embedded player below.
It’s surprising how many videos have popped up already; just a little fewer videos than last year, despite COVID-19 concerns. Many were single or few-op, but I did see a few larger operations, but I was sad to see a lot of multi-operator stations where not everyone was wearing face coverings and not distancing themselves.