Big Island ARRL News, 10 February 2017, 05:50 hrs, Post #115.
Before I get into the latest issue of the “ARRL Letter”, I would like to thank Lloyd Cabral (KH6LC) for encouraging all Hawaii radio amateurs to participate in the upcoming ARRL School Roundup Contest. Both Lloyd and I remember how school ham clubs got students interested in science, math, and technical fields. When I first came to Hawaii back in 1959, amateur radio clubs were active at several Oahu High Schools and at the University of Hawaii-Manoa. Nowadays such clubs are few and far between.
Today (Thursday, 09 February 2017, Hawaii Standard Time), Lloyd sent me an interesting e-mail which asked Hawaii hams to consider forming school ham radio clubs again as a means of getting students introduced to electronics and other technical topics.
Here are Lloyd’s thoughts:
“I’m just thinking out load here. What would happen if someone would approach at least one High School on each island to see if there would be any interest in forming a ham radio club as an adjunct to their Electronics program. They still have Electronics programs, right? You’d think a Ham Radio Club would fit in nicely. As hams, our part would be to provide a small HF transceiver and HF yagi at each school location. We solicit donations from individuals, Radio Clubs, Service Clubs, and major equipment manufacturers. It might be worth a try. The worst that could happen is they’d say NO. 73 & Aloha, Lloyd Cabral, KH6LC.
What do you think? You can reach Lloyd at KH6LC@hotmail.com.
ARRL Letter for 09 February 2016.
Accessed on 10 February 2017, 05:50 hrs, UTC.
Editor: Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).
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Here are the top stories in the current edition of the ARRL Letter, dated 09 February 2017:
- “ARRL Board of Directors Adopts Legislative Objectives for 115th Congress
- ARRL Board Names Award Winners
- ARRL Contributing Editor Ward Silver, N0AX, Wins 2016 Bill Orr Technical Writing Award
- ARRL Announces 2017 Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology
- The Doctor Will See You Now!
- QST Antenna Design Competition is Under Way!
- That Light at the End of the Tunnel: The ARRL International DX CW Contest is Just Ahead
- Radio Australia HF Station Signs Off in CW
- Oldest, Longest-Licensed US Ham, Educator Charles Hellman, W2RP, SK
- Communication Satellite Pioneer Harold A. Rosen, ex-W5JKW, SK
- In Brief…
- Getting It Right!
- The K7RA Solar Update
- Just Ahead in Radiosport
- Upcoming ARRL Section, State, and Division Conventions“
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