TJ High School

Andre' Kesteloot
Sat, 19 Dec 1998 09:35:35 -0500

Frank Gentges wrote:

> As I have mentioned to several AMRAD members I have been talking to the
> staff at Thomas Jefferson High School about our becoming involved with
> them.  They are very much interested.

Frank is to be congratulated for his efforts. I would suggest that we also get
other members to help along here, particularly Milton KR4FR who is our Education
Referent (see back page of newsletter)

> Obviously a first order of business is license classes.

I am not sure that we want to start necessarily with licenses. What the outcome
should be , IMHO, is that get kids interested in radio. How about first hooking
them into making things work, like simple superregeneration receivers?  (I
happen to have a very simple circuit that works like a charm)Once they are
hooked, then we can talk about transmitting, for which a license is indeed

We should also definitely suggest that they come to Tacos and the Library

> I need ideas suggetions and help with the 20 Jan presentation.  We need
> to present amateur radio as a technology hobby that complements the
> current high interest in computers.  We will be just back from our LF
> outing to Nags Head.  We need pictures and perhaps video tape.

yes, Rosalie White at ARRL Hqs has that kind of stuff

By all means, let us pursue this