AMDG. Most people listen to podcasts like ours on their cell phones or other portable electronics, but how many of us actually know and appreciate how the devices in our pockets work? Today, Kolbe dad and ham radio operator Chris Ranck joins Bonnie and Steven to talk about the geography, cross-generational communication, math, science, abstract concepts, and practical applications involved in the ham radio medium. He highlights St. Max Kolbe’s engagement with media developments of his time, shares his own experience of how hobbies provide a way to explore learning as a family, and touches on the importance of mastering communication media rather than being mastered by them.
To learn more about ham radio, Chris tells us the best place to start is the ARRL website.
He also recommends checking out
- Maximilian Kolbe Net
- Young Amateurs Communication Ham Team
- Youth on the Air
- Long Island CW (morse code) Club
Relevant Kolbecast episodes:
- 100 In the Beginning with Mrs. Dianne Muth, one of Kolbe Academy’s founders, and a post-script about St. Maximilian Kolbe and St. Ignatius of Loyola
- 42 Let Them Tinker with Kolbe mom Louise Deal
- 105 Not Just for Special Occasions with Kolbe mom Rebecca Czarnecki of Tea with Mrs. B
- 126 Digital Citizens
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