Most young adults haven't even heard of the ham radio hobby. Minecraft is the best-selling game in the world. With over 140 million active users, reaching just 0.05% of the active player base would introduce ham radio to 700,000 potential amateur radio operators. The player base is made up of explorers, tinkerers, and builders; the perfect demographic for ham radio! This mod aims to introduce Minecrafters young and old to the concepts of wireless technology and amateur radio. TL;DR: Our biggest goal is to expose as many Minecrafters to the ham radio hobby as possible!
At the Northeast HamXposition, Lucas, W1BTR, will be unveiling the new Radiocraft mod that incorporates a realistic ham radio simulation into Minecraft. At this workshop Lucas will walk through the Radiocraft installation for your computer and demonstrate how to play the game.
For the mod installation, bring your gaming laptop, along with its power supply, mouse, and a pair of headphones/earbuds with a microphone. For computer requirements, go to: tinyurl.com/rcspecs. If you don't own Minecraft Java edition we'll walk you through buying an account and setting it up. We'll show you how to get the game and install it, then give you playing instructions.