[amsat-bb] Re: Vanishing Hams

Joe nss at mwt.net
Thu Jul 17 09:46:58 PDT 2008

That's where programs like ours,
Near Space Sciences
Come in handy!     The poor mans space program!
It's a blast getting schoold involved in a flight.
here is a link to the last flight we did with a school,
The page isn't done yet, but these programs are perfect ways to get 
young people interested.


Dave hartzell wrote:

>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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