Sunrise Network 1 August 2007
The World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) is attempting to get sites of former World Jamboree locations to be on the air on August 1, 2007, the special recognition day of the 100th anniversary of scouting. The only US site on their list is the 1967 World Jamboree at Farragut State Park in Idaho. The call sign used in 1967 was K7WSJ.
Is anyone planning to operate from Farragut State Park for this special event?
Anyone can operate during this special occasion. Wouldn’t it be great if stations were on the air from every United States Boy Scout council? I suggest operating from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. (local time) as a minimum. Ideally, councils will have at least two operating stations for 80/40m and 20m. This should allow nearby contacts and longer distant (US and DX) contacts. Echolink and IRLP will also be encouraged. Perhaps APRS can be used for “spotting”. Multiple stations from each Council are certainly encouraged even if it’s home stations.
Give this operation some thought and in a few weeks, I’ll again ask for information from those councils who will have stations on the air on August 1st. The K2BSA Amateur Radio Association is preparing a web site which will provide a way to list stations planning to operate. Ideally, “Sunrise Network” stations would be set up at Council Headquarters to give some visibility to scouting professionals and the public. Keep in mind that 8/1/2007 is a Wednesday.
Your comments are welcomed.
73, Frank KR1ZAN
President, K2BSA Amateur Radio Association