Youth – Bringing in the next generation

Christine Duez KK4KJN – ARRL West Central Florida Section Youth Coordinator


What does Amateur Radio have for Kids and Teens? Plenty!

If you like FUN and EXCITEMENT Amateur Radio is for YOU!



Really! You can chat with folks from anywhere in the world via ham radio. Your never to young to learn.

Youth2HELP in emergencies

be a First Responder. Suppose a hurricane hit the West Central Florida Section? When all normal communication fails, ham radio gets the message through. You could be there to help.

Youth3Be an ENGINEER

The Emergency Antenna Platform System (E-APS) is a tool you can use to turn any parking lot lamp post into and instant antenna tower. This is a great place to use showcase you skills and get a huge return in success and accomplishment. Many hams enjoy antenna building. It may be your favorite part of the amateur radio experience.


Get a HEAD START on the future. Being proficient at ham radio will build your confidence, help you make sound decision, and give you solid experience for your résumé.



Some places you might want to investigate:

The phonetic alphabet – essential for accurate and efficient communications


Get an amateur tech license with your own unique call sign:


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