While I'm now retired as Fishing and Radio Program Directors from
Henderson (Crumhorn) Scout Reservation, I expect I'll spend a little
pre-Camp time helping my Fishing replacement set up. Whilst I'm up
there, I suspect I'll do a little portable operation (TS-50, 100w
using hamsticks and/or Camp's CB vertical). Maybe we could set up a
calling frequency for Scout Camps and Scouters? To my knowledge, this
has never been done before, not counting JOTA. I might suggest 28.680
or 24.960. Other frequencies? Times (e.g. Wednesdays at 2300Z)?
In response to Alan's question, my Camp doesn't have a station except
for myself (the only active HF ham on Staff) and a couple
Scoutmasters who bring in their gear for the week. When I ran the
Radio Program at the Fishing Program Area, my gear was set up and
operational right in the middle of the pavilion on a picnic table. It
drew a LOT of attention from Scouts, Scouters, parents, and Staff,
even during Sundays when the pavilion was used for health reviews
during the checkin process.
I would certainly like to see a Scout Camp to Scout Camp network
established. With OCARG (see Signature below), we have our own
callsign (at the moment, KC2IQA) and are expecting our vanity
callsign any day now, anthrax notwithstanding.
73 de Fred
At 12:38 -0500 06/03/2002, Alan Stumpf wrote:
>CQ SUMMER CAMP CQ SUMMER CAMP CQ SUMMER CAMP DE KB3DHC
>Well believe it or not Boy and Girl Scout summer camps will be opening in
>under 3 months (for those who live in the northern hemisphere I guess). What
>do your local camps have planned in the area of Amateur Radio? Are the
>Scouts interested? What kind of equipment do you use/or plan to use? Any
>problems? Radio Merit Badge (check the requirments they have changed)?
>Well now is the time to start planning so share the wealth of information.
>Plus this will get the list active again!
>Alan Stumpf, KB3DHC
>NHARC JOTA Chairman
>Assistant Scoutmaster TR 377
>Greater Pittsburgh Council
73, Fred Stevens K2FRD
Chenango Co. (NY) Assistant Emergency Coordinator
Foothills District, Otschodela Council BSA Committees
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