Re: [scoutradio] amount of time at radio
- View SourceWe have generally tried to have 45 minutes available whenever possible. The
first 5 minutes or so are just to introduce Ham Radio and some of the
interesting things we can do with the hobby (e.g., DX; ARES, Skywarn, ARISS,
SSTV, APRS, etc.). Try to keep it very simple, especially with Cubs, but
always emphasize the fun.
Then get them on the air. That's what JOTA is really all about.
Reserve a few minutes at the end of the session to tell about getting their
own Ham license. Try to have some copies of the ARRL Scouting and Ham Radio
and Archie Comics for those that seem to have a real interest. Be sure to
have follow-up contact numbers so the Scouts can find a local club or class
to learn more.
A good time will be had by all.
Steve WHite, W4SNW
Station Trustee, K4BOY and
BSA Camp Flying Eagle Amateur Radio Club
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- View SourceYes. ARRL Educational Activities office can ship you the Handouts.
Sometimes their stock of the Archie comics is low, but I would move quickly
before the JOTA rush.
Good luck and let everyone know how it went.
- View SourceI get a kick out of seeing the Archie comics. Sometimes I wonder if even the kid's PARENTS even remember Archie. Might be time for a face lift there. We need a ham-related computer game CD or something. The hero uses his ham rig to save the world and make new friends.
I know... I'm dreaming :)
At 05:14 PM 8/21/01 -0400, you wrote:
Yes. ARRL Educational Activities office can ship you the Handouts. Sometimes their stock of the Archie comics is low, but I would move quickly before the JOTA rush.
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