Chris Nichols of The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club sent out this invitation today!
“This is a great opportunity for anyone to come see what Amateur Radio (HAM Radio) is all about. Anyone can operate a radio and talk around the world. There will be great food and HAM radio activities for kids. Please come out to support your local Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club.”
The Morongo Basin Amateur Radio Club invite you to join them for the ARRL Field Day on June 25-26, 2016.
WHERE: Yucca Mesa Community Center 3133 Balsa, Yucca Valley, CA
WHEN: Saturday, June 25th, 11AM thru Sunday, June 26th, 11AM
For more information, Please Contact Sheri Hardy, Public Information Officer at (760) 368-5485 or KJ6JVI@gmail.Com
Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) is a popular hobby and service in which licensed Amateur Radio operators (hams) operate communication equipment. ARRL’s volunteer Amateur Radio Operators help their community in good times and bad, through community events, disaster response, and other various programs.
There is a Facebook event created for the Field Day but an RSVP isn’t required to go. Please use the contact above for more information about the event.
This is the kind of thing that makes homeschooling great. You don’t need to be interested in radio to attend this event. You don’t need to be reading a book about it or taking a class. It one of the multitude of things we find and then tell the kids, “Hey, I found this interesting event this weekend. Want to check it out?” If your kids are younger you might change that to “Let’s go check this out and see if there’s anything interesting to do there. It won’t take your whole day, so we can do something else afterward if you like.” Older kids and teens might have something they already want to do that weekend, so it’s nice to offer and ask if they’d be interested instead of just saying you are going.
I did a bit of snooping and found an interesting video on YouTube called “Discovering Amateur Radio” and this cool downloadable comic book for kids called “The Adventures of Zak and Max”. Something else to consider is asking a local HAM Radio group in your area to do a workshop to introduce a group of kids to the hobby. AARL has a whole page one outreach to youth. It looks like a lot of fun and science!