Dear Children, Educators, Families and Friends,
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Ham Radio!
Licensed amateur radio operators, known as “hams,” live all over the world, are male and female, and range in age from very young to very old. There are 700,000 hams in the United States and almost 3 million world-wide. Hams communicate with one another by transmitting voice, Morse code, digital text and pictures, even live video signals by radio from one ham “station” to another, on land and at sea, in the air, and in space.
Ham radio and primary school education are synergistic. Through ham radio children develop and utilize strong academic and affective skills. They learn geography, science, technology, communications, language arts, mathematics, and social skills. Ham radio provides unique opportunities to engage in authentic, interactive scientific discoveries and cultural connections world-wide!
Ham radio is a wonderful vehicle to increase children’s geographic knowledge as it provides endless opportunities to learn about and experience the interrelationships between people and the environment. This increased awareness of location and better understanding of place round the world nurtures a rich appreciation for unique cultural connections near and far.
Making and sharing new and old friendships and promoting international goodwill are life-long pursuits for many hams. In our increasingly interdependent world, the wonderful world of ham radio celebrates global commonalities and differences and reminds us that it truly is a small world after all.
We hope you enjoy exploring our Let’s Get Acquainted with Ham Radio, Ham Radio Learning Activities, Amateur Ham Radio Profiles and Resources links. Please be sure to send us a message in our Guest Book. (PSE QSL TNX) We’ll look forward to hearing from you!
With best wishes, 73
Donna LaRoche, KB1LWY,
and First Grade HAMsters
The road to a friend's home is never long.