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Re: [CQ-Contest] Kids, contesting, and ham radio

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] Kids, contesting, and ham radio
From: "N0KK, Kirk" <n0kk@usfamily.net>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 20:23:41 -0500 (CDT)
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It was a science teacher offering an after school course in electronics 
and radio communications that caught my eye. 8TH grade.

My parents, seeing my interest, bought me a Heathkit HW-8 for Christmas 
that year. The rest is history. 32 years and still just as interested if 
not more.

For my children, my daughter especially, who is now a general, it was 
getting them involved in Field Day with my contest buddies and Kid's 
Day. That combo and just letting them spin the knobs and explore along 
with trying to create excitement when I would work a new DXCC country or 
have some success in contesting helps keep them remain somewhat interested.

The competition for us vs other forms of "entertainment" and avenues of 
communication is fierce!

Kirk, N0KK

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