By: Robin Whitaker, Teacher

One of the academic benefits of moving up to Phase 2 is the opportunity to study Ham Radio Operations as an elective at the Joy House Academy. This class, taught by our Director of Education and veteran radio Extra-Class operator, Ron Rucker, entails learning law, operation skills, and principles of electronics. At the end of instruction, a student is able to study for the licensing test, which he takes on a Saturday morning. Our most recent recipient of the Ham Radio Operator’s Technician license is Robert Campo, a senior at the Joy House Academy. In addition to the license, Robert received his very own radio! Good job, Robert! Enjoy your conversations with fellow operators around the world.

Robert on the radio at The Joy House Academy