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From the International Space Station to the K3LR Superstation: Young Hams Experience the Best in Amateur Radio!

Last December, students from the Advanced Technology Group of the Harbor Creek School District in Harborcreek, Pennsylvania, got the rare opportunity to talk with European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen, KG5GCZ, who was operating from the International Space Station (ISS). The event drew a great deal of attention, shining a spotlight on the young hams who did such a stellar job representing the bright future of amateur radio.

This May, members of the enthusiastic group were treated to another exciting opportunity to experience the best in amateur radio—an up-close look at one of the world’s premier contesting sites. Tim Duffy, K3LR, DX Engineering CEO, hosted the students at his superstation, where the young hams could see the antennas, transceivers, and other equipment that have been used by world-class teams to produce record-breaking scores in high-profile contests.

Joining Tim, K3LR, were Scott Jones, N3RA, DX Engineering sales manager; Colleen Campbell, KB8VAQ, a science teacher at Columbiana High School in Columbiana, Ohio; her daughter Katie Campbell, KE8LQR, who was a participant in the 2023 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure at K3LR; Drew Mortensen, AC3DS, and Allen Lombardozzi, KC3TGY, from Harbor Creek Senior High; and Elaine LaFuria, KC3SFY, from Harbor Creek Junior High.

“Thank you for this great opportunity for our students. They absolutely loved this trip today. Drew, Elaine, and I really appreciate all you did for our club today. This was such a great learning experience for them and us.”

Allen, KC3TGY, from the DX Engineering Facebook page
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group of teenagers in a large ham radio station
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From all of us at DX Engineering and OnAllBands, best of luck to the Advanced Technology Group as you explore new worlds of opportunity through amateur radio. 73!

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