SkyWarn Youth Net to Debut on EchoLink
-- From ARRL Website --
The SKYWARN Youth On the Air Net is on the air, encouraging young radio amateurs to get on the air and learn about the SKYWARN weather-spotting network and basic weather facts.
The SKYWARN Youth Net meets on most Southwest Missouri SKYWARN repeaters Sunday evenings at 7:30 PM CT and is open to all hams via EchoLink.
The net will first take check-ins from young hams aged 25 and younger. The net also will offer an opportunity for participation by unlicensed young people in ham radio households who may be interested in obtaining a ham ticket.
“As this net grows and evolves, we hope to create and present brief educational segments,” said George Sfair, KJ6TQ. “We invite all young hams, their families, and the Amateur Radio community in general to check into this net. Young hams are the future of this hobby, and we encourage them to get involved, to get out on the air and talk, and to invite their friends to become hams as well.”
The SKYWARN Youth Net is held on Missouri linked repeaters in Fordland/Springfield, 145.49 MHz (136.5 Hz tone); Joplin, 145.35 MHz (91.5 Hz tone); Walnut Grove, 147.33 MHz (162.2 Hz tone); Buffalo, 147.18 MHz (136.5 Hz tone), and Branson, 147.15 MHz (162.2 Hz tone), as well as on EchoLink node 291849 or NNWS-R. — Thanks to George Sfair, KJ6TQ
Mission: Assist in spreading the fun and excitement of the amateur radio hobby among the youth of Indiana.
In the coming months I hope to highlight, through this blog, all of the successful Youth Radio programs that are going on throughout the state of Indiana.
I hope to help spread the success of these programs and ideas to other areas of the state to help bring more youth into the hobby.
I have a very deep history with the Boy Scouts of America and have been working to not only teach the Radio merit badge, but to also deliver the technician class and ultimately get scouts, scouters, and parents to pass the license exam. I hope to make more resources easily available to help other hams carry out these training classes and ultimately help other youth groups to catch the fever for the hobby.
Look to this page often for updates on ways that you can help get youth involved!
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