May 25, 2024

This Week in Amateur Radio

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Elementary school students in Raleigh use amateur radio to talk to International Space Station (North Carolina)

Students at Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering in Raleigh got an out-of-this-world lesson in engineering using some old-school technology.

The school was selected to take part in this year’s program called Amateur Radio on the ISS. They connected through an amateur radio in Belgium to talk to astronauts living aboard the International Space Station.

“We’ve had to do a lot of explaining with our kids as far as this is not a Google meet,” explained Kristen McBryde, a STEM teacher and magnet coordinator at Brentwood Elementary. “This is a different kind of communication. But, it’s been really fun for our kids to start to understand it.”

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