2011 Jamboree On The Air!
Each year on the third weekend of October, the Amateur Radio Community opens its doors to the Boy Scouts AROUND THE WORLD to give Scouts and Scouters an opportunity to talk to each other WITHOUT the INTERNET! This type of communications has been going on for over half a century - long before the INTERNET and this weekend will be the 54th year for this event.
Amateur radio stations around the world open their doors to Scouts to show them what fun it can be and to introduce the world of scouting to the world of amateur radio. This year, in addition to the local amateurs (also called "hams") from the Lake Monroe Amateur Radio Society (http://www.lmars.org) will be setting up their communications trailer at the Winter Park American Legion Post 112 on North Goldenrod Road for Saturday, October 15th, from 9 am until 4 pm.
The American Legion Post is located at 4490 North Goldenrod Road (between University Blvd and Aloma Ave). Many of the members of the American Legion and their families used amateur radio to keep in touch with their homes when the members were deployed overseas or across the country from their families. A lot has changed in the world with cell phones and the internet, but amateur radio communications and the "hams" of the world were responsible for many of the advances in the ways that we communicate, today.
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The American Legion Post will have hot dogs and soft drinks available for purchase at a very reasonable price.