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School Club Stations and the ARRL Letter

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.

Source:

http://www.arrl.org/arrlletter/?issue=2017-02-09

Accessed on 10 February 2017, 05:50 hrs, UTC.

Editor:  Rick Lindquist (WW1ME).

Please click link to read the full report.

Comment:

Here are the top stories in the current edition of the ARRL Letter, dated 09 February 2017:

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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