Re: youth scouting/radio web pages
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jean" <jwolfgang@a...> wrote:
> ARRL is planning to create web pages that will appeal to youngpeople
> pertaining to ham radio.<<<<<<<<< Snip ... Snip >>>>>>>>
Comment on the Youth Sked's Database:
I like the Youth Sked's Database, but, I'd like to see it expanded:
1) Add an entry for a URL (especially useful for clubs)
2) Add a "box" for listing comments about special event, URL, times,
frequencies, type of activity, special interests.
3) Expand the search options to search for keywords in the "box"
4) Notify the posting group via their listed email address about 30
days prior to expiration that their entry is about to expire. This
might be an optional button for those postings which are time
sensitive and for which the poster wants them to die naturally (i.e.,
5) Add a button for KID'S DAY. Of course, item 2 (comments box)
might greatly simplify the proliferation of buttons. For example,
groups going hiking during JOTT (Jamboree on The Trail), Scouts
operating Field Day, or Straight Key Night, Guides On The Air (GOTA),
The Search feature would also overcome the problem some of us have
now if a Scout group (i.e., Cub Scouts or Venturing/Exploring) posts
in "Other Youth Group" rather than "Boy Scouts".
73, Frank KR1ZAN
Advisor, Venturer Crew 73 - K5BSA
That's a neat idea, it's cheap and easy, and no license needed!!!
Bob Bruninga wrote:
> I took one of the small single channel FRS radios and put it in a tin-can
> with a tin lid and rubber band around the PTT. Range was about 100
> 2) A good on-line self study for the Radio Merit Badge. Text andInteresting... I've been wondering if it might be possible to offer
> fill in the blanks, multiple choice, etc. There are a couple of
> sites, including a link off the ARRL page, for some studies. The
> site should include various forms to facilitate drawings.
> Instructions on how to find a Radio MB counselor.
merit badges electronically. What problems could there be? Getting
others to do the work for them? Of course, they'd still have to have
the QSO and visit a ham shack.
I have given some Scouts partials at Scout Fair, then mail the last
requirement to me for sign off. I also talked with one young ham on
the air to complete some requirements. That was a unique way to earn
a merit badge!
Bill Jeffrey AA6J
Radio Merit Badge Notes
- AsABat wrote:
>proving it was done by a registered Radio Merit badge councelor, having
> Interesting... I've been wondering if it might be possible to offer
> merit badges electronically. What problems could there be? Getting
> others to do the work for them? Of course, they'd still have to have
> the QSO and visit a ham shack.
the partial/merit badge card, and the signature, and as your said not
knowing if hey did it or their parents did it.
Scott (Advancement Comittee member of BSA Troop 273 in Stow Ohio)