Take your HT to work!
- Most of this group compliments this daily !
Lets have some Fun with this ;->.
Tuesday June 21, 2005
The very best Amateur Radio recruiter is a ham.
On June 21st we are encouraging all hams in the US that have an HT
to take it with them to work. Wear it on your belt, put it on your
desk or some other place where your co-workers can see it. We hope
that it will raise curiosity and questions. This is a chance for you
to talk to them about ham radio! At lunchtime, show them how it
works. Make some contacts while they are watching. Even better, let
them talk on the radio! Then invite your co-workers to come see you
at Field Day weekend. There they can meet even more hams, see a full
station in simulated emergency operations, learn more and get
information so that they too can get their Technician license.
When it's all done, just mail in a report to:
225 Main St
Newington, CT 06111
List four things:
your call sign
how many non-hams watched you make a contact during the day
how many non-hams were you able to get to talk on your radio
how many non-hams said they would come to your Field Day site
The people with the highest activity levels will be eligible for
prizes including the new ARRL Handbook, or Antenna Book or Operating
There will be monitors on various repeaters randomly scattered
throughout the country. If you are heard during the lunch hour of 12
to 1 (your local time) participating in HT Workday, showing your
radio to a non-ham, you just might have one of the special monitors
come back to you telling you you've just won a new ARRL Repeater
*W1AW * will be running via *ECHOLINK* and also checking into
repeaters and sites across the country during their lunch hour of 12
to 1 p.m. local time. Bear, from the Christmas Toy Drive, and his
friends will be giving away Repeater Directories to hams
participating in HT Workday.
This is a chance to have a lot of fun, recruit new hams, invite
people to Field Day, get publicity, and show off Amateur Radio. Many
people would like to have the capabilities of ham radio in a crisis
but don't know where to start. The best recruiter is another ham who
can show, guide and explain how to get their Technician license,
then link them to the right people in your area. I hope you have fun
and make the most of it!
See the full document and press release at: