Re: [scoutradio] Digest Number 126
Its my experience that the scouts are a lot
more comfortable talking with other scouts
or younger folks on the radio... so see if
you can orchestrate something there.
We "may" be able to set up a sched with you...?
Calling CQ is a fine backup of course... I explain
to kids (of all ages) that this is like fishing though...
You're never quite sure what you are going to catch...
and that sometimes it is harder to catch something
than other times. This analogy works... and it kinda
gives them the same excitement when they get a
return as when they've caught their first fish.
73 de N1RY, Ray
Scout Club Call: WJ0TA
> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2001 18:20:27 -0000
> From: jeffhburns@...
> Subject: radio at winter camp
> I am contemplating taking my new HF rig to the upcoming Boy Scout
> winter camp. I have only been on the HF bands for a few months now,
> but have been a Scouter for years. I am wandering how to make radio
> fun for scouts. I have seen several suggestions for JOTA events, but
> his camp will be different. First, radio will just be a small add on.
> Second, it will be COLD! Third, there will not be thousands of other
> scouts on the air that weekend.
> Should I just get a few scouts around the radio, call CQ, and see what
> happens? If I publicize my anticipated operating times and frequencies
> can I expect more contacts? How should I get the boys involved?