RHR Youth Program-how cool is that?

Posted: March 14, 2016 in Uncategorized

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One of my passions is introducing our youth to amateur radio and helping them get involved. I have been involved in some of the great activities at the Dorothy Grant Elementary School (K6DGE) in Fontana California including participating in several mentoring and VE sessions. Involving Youth in amateur radio is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of this hobby.

The folks at Remotehamradio.com also share this passion for youth and amateur radio. In 2014, they created their youth program. They find, select and connect licensed youth to real amateur radio stations that they can use remotely any time they want. How cool is that?

As of now, the RHR Youth Program has 16 sponsored Youth’s and they are seeking more! Many of them are very active. Tucker-W4FS is an extra class licensee and is attempting to qualify for the WRTC 2018 youth selection in Germany. Could you imagine being able to use big contest stations at age 14? How exciting that could have been?  Well, these kids are doing it and they are having fun. Isn’t that the premise of this great hobby, having fun with radio? 

The folks at RHR hope to grow their youth program by adding not only more sponsored youth to the program but to work with schools and universities to enable more direct access for students and youths.

Just today, they announced their “Education Network” comprised of high school and university radio stations that will allow for unlimited access for students and youth around the world.

You can find out more about the RHR Youth Program at: http://www.remotehamradio.com/youth/

What do you think?

 

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Comments
  1. Robert H. Pusch WD8NVN says:

    That RHR sounds like good stuff… Mentoring definitely helps with retention rates… I noticed over the years, about 70% to 80% of new hams drop-out… Simply put: Ham radio at-large, can not compete with the smart phone…. Sorry…

  2. Tucker W4FS says:

    RHR is a ton of fun! Remote contesting is one thing that I’m really looking forward to trying.

    • n6pse says:

      Hi Tucker-W4FS, thank you for your input on my Blog. Glad to hear that you are enjoying amateur radio. This hobby has brought me many friends and has opened many doors in life for me. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

      Best wishes,

      Paul N6PSE

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