Hi Alan et al...
What happened to that Scouter seems to be a real rarity, but have we just
been real lucky? Down here on the west coast of Florida, we get beat up
with multiple high current strikes every afternoon during the summer cycle.
I guess I've always taken lightning notification at summer camp for granted.
I mean - if you live in Florida and you're not paying attention, you can get
dead real quick! Everyone grows up with it as a priority from Cubbies on
You spoke of lightning detection systems... what's available and what kind
of ranges are involved? With the middle of my state being such a breeder of
storms on a daily basis, I wonder if a detection system that's capable of
listening many miles away (over the horizon maybe) wouldn't be going into
alarm constantly, thus being ignored totally after a few false starts?
If a system can be placed into service in such an area as ours, it might
well be a great service project for our Scout Sertoma Club to consider
funding in the future.
Jon Pearl W4ABC
St. Petersburg Florida
----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Stumpf" <aws69@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: [scoutradio] Digest Number 173
> As having been to Twin Echo where the Scouter died(JLT Training) and
> an equally large Heritage Reservation (3 summer camps around a 170 acre
> lake) I believe all scouts camps should have some kind of lighting
> system and a NOAA Weather radio. With systems being cheap detectors
> between ($2,000 - $1,000) and radios between ($100 - $60) there should be
> reason these can't be used.
> Am I crazy and do other councils uses these systems in camps?
> I will be up at camp this week and using 2m for a "ask the meteorologist"
> segment of weather MB via WX3PIT and using UO-14 (morning passes) as a
> for Space Exploration MB. Sorry no HF (Technician License).
> Alan Stumpf, KB3DHC
> Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 377
> Greater Pittsburgh Council
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> Poam Aptonen
> 3rd Assistant Scoutmaster 2001 Jamboree Troop 525
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