Re: [ScoutRadio] Greetings and Getting involved in amateur radio
- Joe Serocki wrote:
> Just wanted to say hey as the newbie in the group. I have some
> resources and links you all might find useful on our web page
> (http://welcars.org) related to Scouting and radio.
> We hosted a class for the Electricity, Electronics and Radio merit
> badges which had an attendance of 20+ kids, and a couple went on to
> get their Technician licenses at our hamfest/VE testing session.
> Pictures are on the web page, under the Events section you will see
> 20+ kids soldering their kits together (with NO accidents, which was
> I am always looking for ideas and sharing information, bring it on!
> 73, Joe, N9IFG
> Assistant Regional Coordinator, AYSO Region 428 (http://ayso428.com)
> Prez, WeLCARS (___http://welcars.org_ <http://welcars.no-ip.org>)
> Advisor, Venture Crew 743 (___http://743.no-ip.org_)
> IRLP Node 4239
Here in Plano TX ( Just north of Dallas) we have a number of Amateurs
active in scouting. Some of the things we do, we sponser several RMB
classes during the year, HAMCOM is our regional Amateur Radio
convention- there we allow youth under 18 in for free, and host a RMB
class ( 80+ scouts got the RMB this year). We also try to have a JOTA
station active each year, and hold RMB classes at winter camp. This
year we are exploring the idea of a Technician class at Winter camp.
Several of the Scout camp now have Amateur Radio stations and or
repeaters located permanently at the camps.
Allan - WB5QNG