Noted Amateur Radio teacher and mentor Carole Perry, WB2MGP, will once again moderate Dayton Hamvention® forums focusing on youth and youth activities. She will lead the Instructors’ Forum on Friday, May 20, 10:30 AM-12 PM, and the Youth Forum on Saturday, May 21, 9:15 AM-12 PM. Among the Youth Forum presenters will be 9-year-old Hope Lea, KM4IPF, who will talk about her experiences in satellite work in “Talking Through the Birds.”
“The Youth Forum is where we showcase our best and brightest young hams,” Perry said. “Eleven young hams will give presentations about their accomplishments and the fun they have in a variety of ham radio venues and experiences. Come support the future of our hobby and service! This is where young people will get to meet with other youngsters.”
One young speaker, 17-year-old ARRL member Maria Lysandrou, KD9BUS, will appear at both the Youth Forum and the Instructors’ Forum, but will deliver her “Attracting Females into Ham Radio” presentation — about getting more women and girls interested in ham radio — only at the Instructors’ Forum.
“This year I have a record-breaking 11 young presenters at the Youth Forum,” Perry explained. “So, in the interest of time, Maria has consented to speak at the Instructors’ Forum and to be recognized along with the others at the Youth Forum.”
Other Youth Forum speakers will include:
- Kelsey Seymour, K3LSY, 17: “Preparing Yourself: An in-depth look at Go-Kits for Emergencies”
- Brandon Geik, WA9REV, 16: “ARISS contact and Cell Phones down and Radios Up”
- Eli Musgrave, KM4HFZ, 15, and Zach Haidari, KM4QIV, 14: “Discover the Fun and Magic of Digital Radio Communications”
- Skyler Fennell, KD0WHB, 17: “Home Brewing on a Budget”
- Jacob Nagel, AD0JA, 16: “Programming New Radios”
- Marty Sullaway, KC1CWF, 14: “Home Brewing Fun”
- William Ferguson, KJ4EYZ, 14: “Setting up a Radio Station to Chase DX”
- Dhruv Rebba, KC9ZJX, 11: “Helping Communities in US and India with Radio Communications”
The youth forum will include prizes for speakers and young people attending, as well as supportive adults in the audience.
Perry said the Instructors’ Forum is the meeting place for FAQs from teachers, instructors, scoutmasters, youth club leaders, and others to network and share ideas about working with young people and ham radio.
Other Instructors’ Forum speakers will include:
- Bob Roschewsk, KA2PBT, “How to Advance Amateur Radio in the School System.”
- Lukas Purasson, KD2ISB, and Nick Roschewsk, KD2HBR, “Antennas and the Engineering Design Competition.”
- Sam Rose, KC2LRC, “Advantages of College Ham Radio Clubs.”
A fellow and director of the Radio Club of America (RCA), Perry is a past Dayton Hamvention Ham of the Year and a recipient of the ARRL Instructor of the Year Award. She sits on the RCA Scholarship Committee, and she chairs the RCA Youth Activities Committee, which she established in 2007. She has moderated the Dayton Youth Forum for 29 years.
Visit the ARRL EXPO web pages for more information on League activities and programs at Hamvention 2016.