I would like to see my two sons become more active Technicians in the HF
Maybe more digital privileges might help. I don't know.
Because I work with Radio merit badge with the scouts, I wonder what
will it take to grab the interest of the kids (boys/girls) to get into
The kids are the future as us OF's become SK's and without the new
blood, numbers will drop drastically in 20 years...
There are some great "kids" active, but we need more. Will digital
modes help? Newer modes like JTxx and DSP might get them interested in
the software, too.
I do find when I demo RTTY to the kids, they are "wow, that's neat"...
The girl CREW (over 14 yo) wanted to "do" the CW course on CD... I
don't remember how far they got, but they had fun!
More hams NEED to share RADIO with the kids and JOTA (3rd weekend in
October) is a great opportunity.
a thought, 73 steve WB3LGC
On 07-Jan-15 7:35 PM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
All of which is rather silly ... Technicians already have privileges
in the entire CW portion (xx.025 and above) of those bands. Why not
simply allow them to use PSK31 and RTTY? It isn't exactly rocket
science and Technicians do not need to be pushed into a new ghetto.
... Joe, W4TV
RTTY mailing list