jeff on 8 Feb 2019 10:33:16 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Can learning ham radio make for better engineers and software developers?

All knowledge is good.
Arduino would be great because hardware+software.
Higher class ham licenses for electronics and Mysterious Antenna Math and radio waves.

On 2/8/19 1:01 PM, Keith C. Perry wrote:

In recent years, I've talked to so called technology professionals from traditional IT to voice to data scientists who have never seen the inside of a computer much less built a computer or even done any manner of basic electronics.

I used to be the hardware/network guy for a bunch of programmers.
Your idea is truly a good one, but I'm not sure how or if these guys would go for it. After a while, I figured out the separation was probably a good thing. The Code Boys' eyes glossed over when computers were open. Everybody else's eyes glazed over when they saw code. I believe we're wired, to an extent, for certain jobs. Is it an accident that so many marketing people were cheerleaders in school?

If the person were interested, it would be a great learning exercise and make them more understanding and valuable, imo. Plus the social aspect....

  In the last 5 years I've seen a resurrgence in
the interest in amatuer radio for lots of difference reasons.  The thing

That's great - it wasn't looking good for a while.

This finding by the Navy's Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) that just the technician's class license can help address the

by the same token, morse code (CW) transmission is helpful in the military because it's more likely to get through when signal is poor.

Looking forward, thanks.

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