Just another reason that I am proud to be a “HAM”

I received this by email from Jody at the Rambler Radio Club. Reminds me of what Ham Radio used to be. Makes me proud to be a Ham too.

I just finished adding the following to my school blog. Please feel free to pass it along.

This past month one of our Rambler Radio Club members, Cris, proudly received his Amateur Radio License. He made his first three contacts during our regular meeting this past Thursday. One of them asked Cris if he had a radio at home. When Cris stated that he did not, the amateur offered one for Cris.

The amateur came by school on Friday to bring the radio, power supply, and coaxial cable for his recently completed J-Pole. When I asked him when he wanted the equipment returned, the HAM replied that he wanted to give it to Cris.  Soon, Cris will be on the air at his home.

I don’t want to embarrass this HAM by sharing his name; He wouldn’t want anyone to make a big deal about it anyway. A family member, who also was a HAM, did the same thing for new HAMS until he passed away. The family member would be proud.

Now this may not mean much to you, but it means the world to me. Amateur Radio operators are known for talking around the world and communicating vital information in times of disaster. But to me, it is what they DO for others everyday that makes me proudest to call myself a “HAM”.

Jody Carter
Route 85 Math and Science
Sponsor, Rambler Radio Club (W4LMS)
LaFayette Middle School

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