Grant: Navajo Amateur Radio Club Startup

Date: November 2022
Amount: $5,000

Navajo Technical University, Crownpoint, NM is one of 35 tribal colleges and universities that serve the Indigenous peoples of the United States. The university was established in 1982 as a trades school. Today, the university offers graduate programs that include a Masters in Management Information Systems, and a Doctoral program in Indigenous Leadership. The mission of the university is to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for graduates to better themselves and obtain gainful employment in fields targeted by its programs. The university now has more than 2,000 students throughout Chinle, AZ, Fruitland, NM, Teec Nos Pos, AZ, and the Zuni Nation south of Gallup, NM.

This grant from ARDC will allow the university to set up and amateur radio club that will:

  • Provide students with a postive, hands-on experience.
  • Work with the teachers and students of the university’s Wireless Communications class.
  • Provide a modest capability for emergency communications.

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