Re: Radio Merit Badge Day - Saturday January 5, 2008
- --- In ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com, "Dale Lamm" <DaleLamm@...> wrote:
> The fact that the site is ad supported is of small consequence whenone considers the high value of the Scouting information offered.
Thanks Dale for the nice comments. Hopefully, hams will use the
information to ensure that such an event is run annually in every
council across the country. That would give 18,000 Scouts a year an
opportunity to earn Radio Merit Badge.
I was suprised about the complaints from the Ham community this year
about the ads, so yesterday I agreed to pay Tripod $60 a year to make
the site ad free. Donations to my callbook address to offset this
expense will be gratefully appreciated and credited on the site.
We'll then see if those who objected to them actually put their money
where their mouth is. Consider this similar to a PBS pledge break ;-)
Ironically, my similar Bird Study Merit Badge site on the same
provider with similar ads has run six years without as complaint from
the birding community.
Gary Wilson, K2GW
Radio Merit Badge Counselor
- Remember, you can also use APRS to contact scouts around the
world in real time.
Just send an APRS message to CQSRVR with the first words as CQ
SCOUTS and this will go to all other APRS stations in the world
that have done the same thing. A great way to make random QSO's
for special events, such as Mertit Badge Day.
> -----Original Message-----5, 2008
> From: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Gary Wilson
> Sent: Saturday, December 08, 2007 12:27 PM
> To: ScoutRadio@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [ScoutRadio] Radio Merit Badge Day - Saturday January
> As an FYI, we will once again be running our annual Radio
> Day near Princeton New Jersey on Saturday, January 5, 2008.Our
> program was featured in the March 2007 issue of CQ magazine.If
> you're a Ham and wish to visit us and see how we do it so youcan
> replicate it in your area, just send me a message. You aremore than
> welcome to attend. All we ask is that if you're a Scouter youwear
> proper Scout uniform and if not, dress neatly with a collaredshirt.
> Details on how to organize such an event are also online at
> As for Boy Scouts, we're limited to 60 Scouts and currently
> spaces still open. Boy Scouts who wish to participate shouldsign up
> as described below, first come, first served. They can be fromany
> BSA council, but need to be registered in BSA as a Boy Scout(no
> WEBELOS or Cubs as they are not eligible to work on meritbadges).
> Gary Wilson, K2GW
> Radio Merit Badge Counselor
> Central New Jersey Council, BSA
> Radio Merit Badge Day - Saturday January 5, 2008.
> Are you interested in helping people during disasters? Want
> about satellites and high tech electronics? Want yourcomputer to
> connect around the world via wireless? Think it would be coolto
> talk to Astronauts in space? Well, Radio Merit Badge Day atthe
> Sarnoff Library in Princeton Junction will held on January 5,2008 to
> help Scouts earn this merit badge in a special one day course.Adults
> interested in learning about radio are also welcome toparticipate.
> The course runs from 9AM to 3PM.damaged
> While the course is free, there is a suggested $5.00 voluntary
> donation to help the Sarnoff Library recover it's documents
> in last April's flooding. To register for the course, pleasefollow
> the instructions shown at http://radiomb.home.comcast.net/ .The
> course is limited to the first 60 scouts who register onlineat that
> site. It's also important to read the e-mail you will receiveupon
> registering, complete the pre-course reading and frequencychart
> assignment, as well as bringing a bag lunch that day.material are
> Additional online resources to help you understand the
> also available athttp://k2gw.tripod.com/onlineradiomeritbadge/
> Check out the UK Radio-Scouting page here at Yahoo!Groups.
> Now that you've got new licensees in your unit, why not have
> them subscibe to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ScoutRadioYouth
> Visit "Operation On Target BSA" Mountain Top Signaling:
> Great list of Scouting/Amateur Radio web sites:
> SCOUTING and AMATEUR RADIO - FUN FOR ALL AGES
> Yahoo! Groups Links