Category: Education

via the ARRL: Sisterhood of Amateur Radio Supports Girl Scouts in Obtaining Radio Wireless Patch

The Sisterhood of Amateur Radio (SOAR), in conjunction with the Girl Scout Council of Southern Nevada, hosted a Radio and Wireless Tech Field Day on February 3 in Las Vegas, for more than 60 girls and their adult chaperones. ARRL began offering its Radio and Wireless Technology Patch Program for Girl Scouts in 2016. The program defines the requirements for Girl Scouts […]

Four ways Ham Radio connects and inspires the world

Crew members aboard the International Space Station are able to communicate with students all over the world using the station’s ham radio, a radio that uses amateur radio technology to operate. Since its inaugural contact in 2000, the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) project has been used to connect more than a quarter of a million students with the astronauts living and working aboard the space station, exposing […]

via the ARRL: School Club Roundup Winter/Spring Term is February 12-16

The winter/spring term of the twice-yearly School Club Roundup (SCR) takes place Monday through Friday, February 12-16. The objective is for school radio clubs at the elementary, middle, high school, and college levels to exchange information in a competitive context. Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate. The SCR is sponsored by ARRL, its […]

UI sophomore reaching for the stars—and getting there (Iowa)

Hannah Gulick grew up wanting to be a writer. Then, while taking a project-based class during her sophomore year of high school in Spirit Lake, Iowa, she discovered astronomy. “I was put in the gym with a star dome and told to learn the constellations and about nebulas and asteroids,” the University of Iowa sophomore […]

via the ARRL: New Chinese Zhou Enlai Student Satellite Set to Launch

The 2U Zhou Enlai CubeSat, developed with primary and middle school students in China, is expected to launch on January 19. The satellite is named after the first Premier of the People’s Republic of China, who held office from 1949 until 1976. A report on the official Xinhua Net website said the CubeSat, constructed at […]

MSU Club Fosters World-Wide Communication and Friendship With Century Old Hobby (Michigan)

For the next few days, WKAR reporters are sharing how technology built or tested here in Michigan may change our lives. But some of the most useful technology for modern day communication is over a century old. WKAR’s Karel Vega visited a dedicated group on Michigan State University’s campus devoted to ham radio. Tucked away […]

World Maker Faire Visitors Urged to Build, Make, Create, Communicate

Ham radio exhibitors at the 2017 World Maker Faire in New York City over the September 23 – 24 weekend urged visitors to “build, make, create, communicate.” Three Amateur Radio clubs took part in the event, held at the New York Hall of Science in Corona, Queens. World Maker Faire drew upward of 90,000 visitors […]

via HACKADAY: What’s the Best Way to Learn Electronics?

What’s the best way to learn electronics? It’s a pithy question to ask a Hackaday audience, most of whom are at least conversant in the field already. Those who already have learned often have just their own perspective to draw upon—how they themselves learned. Some of you may have taught others. I want to explore […]

via the ARRL: Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative Holds Second Annual Meeting

The Amateur Radio Club at Yale University (W1YU) was the host for the 2nd annual Collegiate Amateur Radio Initiative (CARI) forum at the ARRL New England Division Convention, September 8–10, in Boxboro, Massachusetts. ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, who — in light of the increasing number of reactivated and newly formed radio clubs at colleges […]

via the ARRL: NASA Invites CubeSat Launch Initiative Applications

NASA has invited accredited education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and NASA centers to submit applications for the agency’s CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Applicants must submit proposals by November 21. Educational CubeSats often carry Amateur Radio payloads. “The CSLI provides CubeSat developers with a low-cost pathway to conduct research in space that advances NASA’s strategic goals in […]

Amateur radio operators hope phone outage is ‘wake-up call’ (Prince Edward Island)

Some amateur radio operators are hoping a massive phone outage in Atlantic Canada inspires people to be more prepared for emergency situations. Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, uses FM frequencies to communicate with other devices without the use of landline, cell or internet services. “We’re really a backup network,” said licensed radio operator […]

YOTA 2017 Participants to Speak with Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, aboard ISS

Young radio amateurs attending the YOTA 2017 event at Gilwell Park will get a chance to talk via Amateur Radio with astronaut Paolo Nespoli, IZ0JPA, on the International Space Station (ISS), thanks to the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program. Nespoli, a newcomer to the ISS crew, will operate NA1SS in the […]

via HACKADAY: Amateur Radio Just Isn’t Exciting

As ARRL president, [Rick Roderick, K5UR] spends a significant amount of time proselytising the hobby. He has a standard talk about amateur radio that involves tales gleaned from his many decades as a licence holder, and features QSL cards from rare DX contacts to show how radio amateurs talk all over the world. He’s delivered […]

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