[amsat-bb] Re: Vanishing Hams

Dave hartzell hartzell at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 09:15:27 PDT 2008

Hi Ed-

Interesting point-of-view.  I am a "younger ham" (e.g. 33 years old)
and I have been around since I was 17.  What got me involved was a
club reaching out to the youth, and making them interested in the
value of the hobby.

The current amateur clubs and organizations I am with that actually DO
reach-out to the youth population are usually successful at generating
interest.  I do what I can to reach into the university clubs, and go
to events that have younger people, especially if there is a
science/engineering "twist" to the event.

The great thing is, at the same time I am trying to mentor younger
folks, I am still being mentored by great guys (AJ6T, AD6IW, and
yourself included through emails and your public works).  There is so
much collective knowledge out there!


AF6KD (ex n0tgd)

On Wed, Jul 16, 2008 at 11:09 PM, Edward Cole <kl7uw at acsalaska.net> wrote:

> I do believe (hope) that ham radio continues for the remainder of my
> lifetime as it has been central in my life interest (both hobby and
> profession).  Another 20-30 years?  Or will quantum communicators
> obsolete us in a shorter time span?

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