RE: [scoutradio] Radio Merit Badge
- I believe that there will be at least one HF rig and possible two. There will be a couple of 2 meter mobiles and probably a half dozen 2m HT's between the staff. We are planning on groups of 8 to 10 boys each. There will be two people focusing on teaching the merit badge. I have no experience teaching the badge or jota activities, although the other volunteer has done it before. The sessions will be 2 hours a day for days, plus some open time in the afternoon and evenings. I have some resources form different arrl publications as well as some good material helpers for the youth off the net. I might also help run a hf station in the scout skills area during the weeks at camp.Thank you and 73,Max ManghelliJunior Assistant ScoutmasterTroop 54, Veneta OregonOregon Trail Council(Hopefully third assistant scoutmaster for jambo 2001 (selection this fall))-----Original Message-----Max,
From: Alan Stumpf [mailto:aws69@...]
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 2:24 PM
Subject: Re: [scoutradio] Digest Number 67
That depends on:
1. What kind of equipment will you have avaiable?
2. How many scouts are you planning to teach each week (are you going to
3. How many volunteers are going to help you each week?
4. Have you taught Radio Merit Badge before (JOTA experience)?
5. How long are the merit classes and how many times do they meet during
6. Do you have premade materials to hand out to the scouts?
7. Is this position your only Merit Badge responability?
As the Noth Hills Amateur Radio Clubs JOTA Committee Chair I have to
answer most of these questions every time I start the planning process for
JOTA and the Radio Merit Badge classes. Last JOTA we had 50+ scouts earn the
RMB and are planning for more than 75 this comming JOTA. So if you can
answer some of these questions then we can help you a little bit more.
What summer camp are you going to be at?
Alan Stumpf, KB3DHC
Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 377
Greater Pittsburgh Council
Enda Lechauhanne 57 | >>======> |
3rd Assistant Scoutmaster 2001 Jamboree Troop RED (No number yet)
North Hills Amateur Radio Club
JOTA Committee Chair
- I know that JOTA is far off, but how soon in advance should I start planning
activities with my Troop.
Max Manghelli - KD7GES
Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
Troop 54 Veneta Oregon
> How did everyone's Field Day Scouting event go.Troop 242 was active for the first time during Field
Day with my call and my son's, WB3ESS on the
novice station. My son gave a radio/Field Day demo
at the prior meeting (requested by the PLC).
Band conditions were very bad in PA. We were running
100 watts but it seemed like we were QRPP. We installed
the 40m antenna late after supper. Around 10:30pm local
40m was runnable and one of the scouts made more
contacts in less than two hours than both stations
made all day. He was so excited at times he couldn't
By Sunday noon the guys asked if we could sleep
over one more night. I'm sure we'll be on the air next year
and they will be fired up for JOTA.
SA Troop 242, Cherryville, PA