RE: Ms. Flores, Mr. Decuir and Mr. Manolache, Issaquah Amateur Radio Club

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Sep 26, 2022, 5:07:04 PM9/26/22
to Kelly Ackford,,,,, Daniel Stevens
Hello Kelly,

I am no longer a club officer, so I don't have control of the web site.
However, this is a useful suggestion.

Most of the methods used in 20th century commercial radio were pioneered by radio amateurs, including AM, SSB and FM.

Also, members of your class/club can purchase and use amateur radios to listen.
They require a license to transmit.
Example: a Baofeng UV-5R handheld can cost less than $50.

Disclaimer, working with Dan Stevens, I taught a Technician-level class in May.
Dan Stevens drives Amateur Radio training in our area.

Joe Decuir, KF7BMD
Issaquah CERT
M: 425-985-1562

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From: Kelly Ackford <>
Sent: Monday, September 26, 2022 11:57 AM
Subject: Ms. Flores, Mr. Decuir and Mr. Manolache, Issaquah Amateur Radio Club

Good Afternoon Ms. Flores, Mr. Decuir and Mr. Manolache,

I would just like to say a quick word of thanks! As a youth services librarian running a fun radio and broadcasting history class for 10-14 year olds, I've been able to get some great use out of your Amateur Radio Club's links resource list during these times of remote learning. We were even able to use some of this information for our most recent group project! Thanks so much for sharing!

I hope you don't mind, one of our youngest, Dylan has also asked me if I could share an article that he and his father found together recently on The History of the Car Radio with you, which includes a great timeline featuring the large-scale radio broadcasting boom of the 1920's, the invention of the first radio for military purposes, the form and function of early car radios, etc. I've included it below if you'd like to review!

We noticed you didn't have this one listed yet, but Dylan was actually the one to bring up that this could be something you might like to include for others who may also come across your information and have an interest in radio history.

If you find you're able to use this one, would you please let me know? We're meeting tomorrow and I would absolutely love to surprise Dylan if you are able to do so - I'm hoping to keep spirits up in light of the past few year's events and I think it would make him proud to know he was able to 'pay it forward' on a topic he's passionate about (we're big on this principle in our group) and maybe even show his father their contribution if it ends up being included.

Thanks again for all your help here,
Kelly Ackford

Mihai M.

Sep 26, 2022, 9:06:22 PM9/26/22
to Joe Decuir, Kelly Ackford, Lara Flores,,, Daniel Stevens
Dear Kelly,

Thank you very much for promoting our site and links. Sometimes we have great discussions around a subject, but unfortunately the discussion doesn't get recorded.
If you think that some of the subjects are interesting for the young generation, please let us know. For example, how the voice gets on the air from a radi station and is received to your home radio, what is an antenna and how it works and other subjects that are directly connected with the physics realm.
I read the article and the information from there is interesting, so I will mention your e-mail and the link to the club.

Thank you and 73, 
Mihai (W4MHI) 
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