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21st Century Relevance of Ham Radio [Youth Workshop Series Week 1/6]

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

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Amateur Radio Youth Workshop Series – Week Zero of Six

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!

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N0SSC’s Youth Ham Radio Workshop Series (Teaser)

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!

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🎶Aviation – TrackTribe
🎶Elevators Need Rock Too – Spence

📷Canon G1X – https://amzn.to/3hwy2rn
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Meet our new dog! POTA with PERCY at Castlewood State Park

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.

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Stations Worked:
W6GAE
W6OUL
W1KVN
KG5CIK
N7MSI
NE1D
KN4PPD
K5DGR
KC1CBQ
KI5JMU
KN4SWS
KO4FHS
Before you ask, I used Hamlog for iOS to log. 😛

🎶We March Together – Patrick Patrikios
🎶Survive the Montage – RKVC
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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

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Introducing the DX Idiot – Homebrew HF Vertical Antenna

In this dumb short video, I make an antenna out of junk. I save you the dumbing putting it together and get right to the point. Take that callum!

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Introducing the DX Idiot

In this dumb short video, I make an antenna out of junk. I save you the dumbing putting it together and get right to the point. Take that callum!

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QRPGuys Vertical Tri-Band Antenna Testing (with the DX IDIOT)

Here I do a bad job testing and tuning my QRPGuys Triband Vertical Antenna. RIP the DX Idiot.

Watch the crew struggle to build it on Kyle AA0Z’s channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTOcg-K2yWw

Check out Steve KM9G’s hamshack organization video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKCxXeTJoRQ

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Music: Rollin’ by David Cutter https://www.davidcuttermusic.com / @dcuttermusic
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Basement Workshop Organization (or Lack Thereof)

I take you on a tour of my basement workshop. It’s a disaster. Help me make it better.

Music: me, banging on a cheap piano.

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First Annual “Dream Rig” Youth Essay Contest (Press Release from Intrepid-DX Group)

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:

https://www.icomamerica.com/en/products/amateur/hf/7300/default.aspx

Contest Rules:

1)    Two-page Essay answering these questions: A) What are your amateur radio goals? B) What can we do to attract more youth to amateur radio?

2)    USA Amateur Radio License Holders Age 19 or younger.

3)    Promise to keep the radio for one year, not flip it, trade it or sell it, and to use it on the air.

4)    Send essay in text or MS Word attachment to intrepiddxgroup@gmail.com by July 31, 2020.

5)    You may alternatively mail it to: The Intrepid-DX Group, 3052 Wetmore Dr, San Jose, CA 95148, USA.. Must be post marked by July 31, 2020.

6) The winner of the Essay Contest will be announced on our Website and Facebook page on August 10, 2020.

All submissions become the property of the Intrepid-DX Group and may be published.

Questions: Send an email to pauln6pse@gmail.com

Follow us on our homepage www.Intrepid-DX.com and/or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/The-Intrepid-DX-Group-180857615282553

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Did you miss Field Day? Or want to see others’ operation? Check out my Playlist!

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.

Direct link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLG8UQxewXrtaflA-FeM7kEXnv030APAvh