In a world of Skype and FaceTime, a Kettering freshman is bringing back ham radio club

May 3, 2018
Originally published on May 18, 2018 11:07 am

 

She may be busy with her double major in Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Physics, but Kettering University student Ruth Willet always finds time for her passion: amateur radio – also known as "ham radio." 

And even in this era of FaceTime and Skype, the Kettering sophomore is doing her best to fire up enthusiasm on campus for amateur radio. 

 

Willet joined Stateside to talk about the radio club at school and what she gets out of it. Listen above to hear what she's doing to reestablish the university's amateur radio club, why she believes amateur radio is still relevant and useful today, and how being a part of the ham radio community has affected her view of the world.  

 

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