WJ0TA/1 (Maine) Event Report
- Saturday May 19 about 500 Scouts assembled at
Windsor (ME) Fairgrounds, near Augusta for
Oddysey 2001 Scout Show. As one of many
"booths" set up on different arts,crafts, and sciences,
by various units, we set up a nice trailerable HF tower
and operated on 20&15m getting many scouts on the air.
Band conditions were kinda light, so having the A3S at 40ft
really helped a lot. W1ME, our Maine Amsat connection,
was also set up, and logged a contact or two on
Fuji-Oscar 20... the scouts really got a kick out of that.
By midday Saturday, we also got word of 5 new hams who had
passed their Technician's exam that same morning. Two
scouts and three dads, who were part of a Spring course
for Scouts n Dads aimed for merit badges and
Technician license prep, will soon be getting their
callsigns. The 2.5 hour x 6 week courses are
open to all, but we've found Roundtables, and
troop meeting handouts oriented to something
Scouts and Dads can get excited about together
really get the most sign-ups.
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