M.O.R.E. Project

The Make Operating Radio Easier (MORE) Project aims to reduce both gender and age imbalances in Ham Radio, through education and hands-on activities.  The intention is to provide mentoring, proactive intervention, and inclusivity to help expand Ham Radio’s outreach.  The ambitious goals of the 2-year MORE Project are: to train and license 500 new U.S. Radio Amateurs, with 50% non-male and 60% between ages 12-18; to encourage understanding of digital and analog aspects of radio communication through hands-on activities and explorations, including Software Defined Radio (SDR); and to help these new Hams learn basic communications protocols by observing and participating in HF and VHF operations.  Each participant will have their testing and licensing fees paid for by the program.  Those who successfully license will receive a hand-held 2 Meter (HT) radio and will be assisted in Getting On The Air to make radio contacts.

The MORE Project is supported by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) <ampr.org> and is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Princeton / Central Jersey Section, Broadcast Technology Chapter (IEEE PCJS BTC) <site.ieee.org/pcjs>, with the assistance of the David Sarnoff Radio Club (DSRC) <n2re.org> and ARCsquared <arcsquared.org>.

Currently we are seeking FCC-licensed amateur radio operators, at the General level or above, living in NJ or eastern PA, who are certified as Volunteer Examiners (or would like to earn this certificate), to assist with teaching and testing.  If you are interested, and to receive additional information, please provide your full name and callsign in an email, with the subject line — MORE Project — to Rebecca K3RPM at <rtmercuri@ieee.org>