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HAM Radio and Homeschooling: A Good Fit



‘CQ CQ CQ This is KB7UPR’, the boys called over and over, but the 10-meter band was dead. They were using my ham radio station to try to make a contact as part of a class to help homeschoolers get their first radio license. We made several local contacts on other bands so it didn’t matter to the boys that they couldn’t get through on 10 meters. They just wanted to have fun fooling around with my radios. Over the summer I offered the class to our homeschool support group and four teens signed up. All four got their license by the end of the summer.

Ham radio offers many educational and social benefits and may fit well into your homeschool curriculum. Amateur radio requires math and science and is very hands-on. Few will accuse a ham radio operator of being weak in science. And you can learn and get a call-sign right alongside your child. We’ve met two other homeschool families where a mom or dad earned their license along with their child. Read more…

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