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VU7AG Leader Tells Youngsters About Telecommunications, Ham Radio:

from The ARRL Letter on December 12, 2013
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VU7AG Leader Tells Youngsters About Telecommunications, Ham Radio:

As the VU7AG Lakshadweep Islands DXpedition was winding down, its leader, Krish Kumar, W4VKU, took time out to talk to students on Agatti Island about telecommunications and Amateur Radio. The classroom presentation fulfilled a goal of a Colvin Award, which helped to fund the DXpedition, to enhance the condition of Amateur Radio in the DX location. The VU7AG operation has been approved for DXCC credit. Kumar said his presentation covered the Internet, the mobile phone system, and the role of radio and Amateur Radio.

"I have a PowerPoint [presentation] that talked about the Internet, the routing of data, the way the phone systems are tied, and how the kids can play with Amateur radio," Kumar told ARRL. He also left behind an "old, but good" copy of the ARRL's Now You're Talking for the school library. "We did two sessions for the 11th and 12th graders. This was followed by an on-the-air demonstration."

Kumar also purchased a DVD of the PBS series "The Universe" for the school. "The principal was very happy with the event," Kumar added.

The VU7AG DXpedition, which got underway November 20, wrapped up December 10. Logs will be uploaded to Logbook of The World (LoTW The VU7AG team logged 55,304 contacts.


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