Nice story Ken. I owe much to a geography teacher I had in junior high
school who got me into the hobby. For me, it was a way to talk to those
folks around the world that we had discussed in the classroom. The hobby
had the benefit of getting me interested in electrical engineering later
on. No way I can ever repay that debt!
At 08:19 PM 3/10/01 +0000, you wrote:
> Here's a good one for the contesting community. Our local newspaper had
>an article about Brooke Point High School in Stafford, Virginia and their
>participation in a recent contest. The article included a picture of
>several students sitting around the radio with a YL operating. They went on
>to say that "with the Internet, anyone with access can now chat with others
>across the world. But students said they thought amateur radio was MORE
>fun." One of the students was quoted as saying "it's pretty cool to have a
>voice contact with someone in New Foundland."
> Often we see comments about how our beloved hobby is dying a slow death.
>Granted there is some cause for concern but one has to wonder how many more
>Brooke Point's are out there. These students are fortunate enough to have a
>teacher interested in our hobby and willing to take the time to share it
>with them. What a great opportunity for myself and others in the local PVRC
>chapter to reach out and recruit some new blood.
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