SLSRC November 20th Meeting and Program: “IARU Region 2 Liaison for Youth”- Presenter: Sterling Mann, NØSSC

November 16, 2020….

The program for the November 20th meeting is on “IARU Region 2 Liaison for Youth” by Sterling Mann, NØSSC.

Sterling is a young radio amateur who has dedicated his time to the advocacy and engagement of youth in amateur radio. He is a former ARRL Youth Editor and currently serves as a Youth Liaison for the International Amateur Radio Union Region 2. In addition to these duties, he leads the Young Amateurs Radio Club (YARC), Youth on the Air (also known as YOTA-Americas), and helps coordinate between numerous radio organizations. He also runs a YouTube channel, blog, podcasts, and works full time as an Electrical Engineer in St. Louis, MO.

The International Amateur Radio Union – Region 2 recently announced a new position – Liaison for Youth. This position addresses the big elephant in the room – the aging population of radio amateurs combined with the lack of advocacy and engagement for young people in amateur radio.

The new function implements a novel Young Ham Action Plan to connect with, engage, inspire, and mentor young hams throughout the Americas. The Liaison’s role is to be a point of contact for building links to and between the many groups already developing organically via internet discussion platforms, on-the-air nets, and virtual clusters of interest — even before the COVID-19 pandemic. The Liaison is to help set-up, develop, and grow self-sufficient communities of young hams connected through common cultural, lingual, and geographic backgrounds, assisted by IARU Region 2 and its member societies. Sterling Mann – named Youth Liaison – will explain in detail these new duties and what YOU can do to help! 

The meeting will be held ON-LINE Friday, November 20th at 7:00 pm, streaming starts at 6:45. Join us by clicking on this link