STEM Ham Radio

I want to start a ham radio club at my school, but I don’t know how!

My daughter approached me with exactly this question in 2015. After hours of preparation, talking with teacher sponsors at her school, and a little dabbling with a webpage for the club, it all fell flat. The hardest part was “selling” it at school. Everyone thought it was a good idea, but nobody wanted to put in the work to make it happen.
The goal of this site is to help you explore the idea of establishing a club and answer a few basic questions:

  • Why do I want to start a club?
  • How can we fit ham radio into the curriculum?
  • How can we get students to want to join?
  • How much time do I have to put into this?

One of my main goals is to provide you with a club in a box that you can open up and get to work. I am just getting started on this, so stay tuned. Also, I would appreciate help with the project, so roll up your sleeves and send me your ideas. Please feel free to contact me to let me know what pieces I may have missed, or to contribute.

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This group is intended for the discussion of STEM Ham Radio initiatives in schools. We’ve all heard old timers griping about young people not participating in ham radio, but how many of them are really reaching out to the next generation of hams?  Get involved with local schools. Establish youth clubs. Reach out to the younger generation. Share your ideas in this group.