Saturday night after the Huntsville hamfest, I watched a bit of the W5KUB livestream that he hosts. The main push for me to go to the Huntsville Hamfest was this livestream a few weeks before. I was in the chat and mentioned I never been and wasn’t really planning on it (but probably could go), then Katie Allen WY7YL persuaded me.
So I went. And I had a really great time! It deserves its own blog post soon.
But real quick, I wanted to mention the short call I had with Tom, Don Wilbanks AE5DW, another guy whose name I forget, and Chris Brault KD8YVJ – winner of the ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim award.
Episode 59 of Ham Radio 360 just dropped! In it I was interviewed by Cale K4CDN about the experiences I had at YOTA as well as some ideas to bring to your club and ham radio organizations to promote and retain young people in amateur radio.
It’s a really detailed and expansive blog authored and curated by Allison. It provides a woman’s view on the hobby – something amateur radio definitely needs more of. Most of it’s technical, with some history and discussion interspersed, but it’s a really good read overall! She writes each blog in coordination with the weekly topic on the North Texas YL net – every Monday at 8pm central on their local 440 repeater (442.325 (127.3 tone) in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. More info here: http://weeklynet.org/ylntx/