I have the same problem here in Greenville,Texas.One
of our club do the same way I have asked and they
reply I can only help for X amount of hours and I am
stuck with it all day.So don't feel bad.It sounds like
that you have a really good thing going there.I am an
Asst. Scout Master in Boys Scout Troop 322 in the
Tawakoni district in Greenville. I will also be doing
the Radio MB in a couple of months.Hang in there and
hope to here ya'll on the air. Can't figure what call
sign to use yet. Mine KD5PXU or the Majors Field Radio
Club WD5GSL which I am the President of.73's
--- kc7cli2 <kc7cli2@...
> I did JOTA events for several years & only ran them
> for about 4
> hrs 'cause that was all the help I could get plus
> the boys interest
> would start to wane after a couple of hours. I'd
> start at 10 am &
> go till 2 pm (some years we'd go longer if there was
> strong interest
> by the scouts.) Also, to keep the boys around
> longer, I'd run on
> foot foxhunts along w/having an HF station, morse
> code training,
> packet Plus we'd tie the event in with Jamboree on
> the Internet.
> Usually the folks who offered to help were willing
> to stick around
> later if the kids were showing more interest &
> everyone had fun with
> the foxhunts. I don't know whether this helps w/your
> dilemma or not.
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "aws69"
> <aws69@p...> wrote:
> > I could really use some guidance on my JOTA plans
> this year. I am
> the JOTA
> > Organizer for the NHARC for the past 4 years and I
> feel the club
> has done
> > very well in promoting Ham Radio to Scouts. I also
> have taught
> Radio MB to
> > 40 or so scouts during that time.
> > A little background on the activities:
> > Runs Sat morning from 8 AM till 5 PM.
> > Approximately 4 radios on the air(2 SSB, 1 CW and
> 1 FM(2m)).
> > 2 4hr Radio MB classes each with 5 scouts.
> > Majority of visitors ( Cub Scout Packs, non-MB Boy
> Scouts) come in
> > afternoon.
> > Static displays are used(ISS tracking, CW demo,
> QSL cards).
> > My dilemma come this year. The gentlemen in the
> club only want
> JOTA to run
> > for a short time on Saturday, say 4hrs. They get
> bored in the
> morning when
> > the visitors are few but I have a large class of
> MB scouts. They
> get tired
> > in the afternoon from being there all day.
> > Now hearing this most of you are thinking well why
> don't they work
> > shifts........ well I don't know why they can't
> work in shifts!
> They have to
> > stay there with the club's equipment.
> > To make matters worse I was finally able to talk
> to a local Girl
> > leader and could possibility offer the radio patch
> mentioned on
> the ARRL
> > website.
> > There I vented and welcome any input on my
> > 73
> > Alan Stumpf, KB3DHC
> > Greater Pittsburgh Council
> > Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 377
> > aws69@p...
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