Spartan Amateur Radio Club - AB0BX
Most every item in use today has some form of wireless application. As a member of the club, your student will increase their wireless literacy and working knowledge of RF applications through project based learning modules offered throughout the year. There will be an emphasis on wireless technology and aero-space industry careers.
Our goal is to train every club member to earn their FCC amateur radio license enhancing STEM school projects and for future college and professional careers. With working knowledge of the radio frequency (RF) spectrum, many opportunities lay ahead!
This year, the Spartan Amateur Radio Club will be involved in a number of exciting events. Soon, we will be working with the school's payload teams to design projects for an Academy sponsored high altitude balloon launch going up to the edge of space at 91,000 feet later this year. There is already an on-going project setting up the amateur radio for both worldwide and space satellite communications!
Weekend and after-school module classes are planned for Space Satellite Academy, Spacecraft Academy, Radio Sport, Learning Morse Code, and Earning Your Amateur Radio License! Times and schedules will be announced on the school website. There will be on-the-air activities planned throughout the school year. Expert speakers involved in the entertainment satellite industry, as well as engineers who have worked on actual space exploration vehicles will be part of our module programs!
The club plans to offer cross curriculum design that tie into the Academy's rocketry and robotic courses.
The annual cost to belong to the Spartan Amateur Radio Club is $50 a year, with a 25% discount on modules offered after school and/or on weekends to club members. Modules will cost $125 but will only be $73 to club members. All activities related to the operation of the school's amateur radio are included in the annual membership. This includes operations for worldwide and space satellite communications planned throughout the year.
Club activities and curriculum are supported by the American Radio Relay League. The STEM Academy instructor is Paul Veal, M.Ed. Paul holds the U.S. amateur radio call sign N0AH and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org (that is a zero in the call sign). He is also the school's amateur radio club trustee for U.S. call sign AB0BX. For updates on past, current, and future club activities, go to www.qrz.com and enter in the school's club call sign in the upper left-hand corner.