Amateur radio headed to Pickaway-Ross (Ohio)

Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center science instructor David Pentecost has a philosophy that he always tries to live by.

“If you don’t take a chance, you don’t have a chance,” he says.

With that in mind, a recent chance he took in partnership with engineering program instructor Mark Johnston appears poised to pay off for the school and some of its students as they prepare to enter the world of amateur radio — what many people prefer to call ham radio, although Pentecost is not fond of that phrase.

Acting on something that has been kicked around as a possibility for a couple of years now, Pentecost sent a grant request to the Amateur Radio Relay League seeking funds for amateur radio station equipment with the intent of augmenting the engineering program and attracting interested students into the world of wireless communication and other related technologies.


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