Elmering and mentoring…

Posted: October 10, 2017 in Uncategorized


The Northern California DX Club (NCDXC) recently launched their “Elmer Project” which is open to anyone to participate. The goal of the NCDXC Elmering Project is to help other amateurs become active on the HF bands. Their program covers not only DXing but all phases of HF operation, station building, equipment selection and antennas. There is also a track for General License Exam Preparation as well as advanced topics. The classes are provided at no cost over Webex.

I feel that this is a really great way for those interested in amateur radio to learn and possibly becoming licensed “Hams”. They can learn from the comfort of their home and at their own pace. They can watch the presentations as much as needed to fully understand the concepts presented.

You can find out more information about the NCDXC Elmering Project at this link: http://www.ncdxc.org/pages/elmer.html

STEAM Program students learning electronics theory and building kits. 

Another great example of Elmering and Mentoring is the great Youth Program at Dorothy Grant Elementary School in Fontana, California. David Collingham-K3LP and Teacher Beverly Matheson-WA6BK run a program called STEAM, where students are learning about electronics and amateur radio. They are learning about electronics theory and they have been building kits to demonstrate their knowledge.

Dorothy Grant students learning amateur radio operations and getting “on the air” with their K6DGE Club Station.

They have radios donated by ICOM-Ray Novak inside the classroom, complete with a tower and various antennas. They established the K6DGE Dorothy Grant Elementary Club Station and they are active on the air making contacts. Dave and Beverly have also been instrumental in helping some of the students establish their own stations at home.
They have held various mentoring/license preparation events with VE testing. Over fifty of the students have received their amateur licenses!

This is really a great program! You can find out more at http://www.K6DGE.com

What do you think?

  1. Keith NZ5F says:

    What a fabulous program. Once again the ncdxc demonstrates that it is much more than an ordinary DX Club.

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