Scouts get a sampling of Ham Radio

from the Brocton Enterprise Tuesday November 17, 2009


“Local Scouts recently took in the Jamboree-On-The-Air an annual Scouting and amateur radio event sponsored by the World Organization of the Scout Movement.  Thousands of amateur radio stations around the world participated giving Scouts a chance to exchange greetings all over the world.


For the Past two years Don Burke (KB1LXH) has put together a team of local hams form the Taunton Area Communications Group and the Whitman Amateur Radio Club to participate in the event with Cub Scouts at Camp Norse in Kingston.  Contacts were made with the Cape and Islands Council at Camp Greenough in Yarmouth, and Troup 53 Mattapoisett from the Narragansett Council.  Jeremy Breef Pilz (KB1REQ) was busy contacting stations in Florida, Kansas and Alabama,the Central Nottingham Scout District in Sherwood Forest and others from Illinois, Wisconsin, Estonia and the Check Republic….


At the end of the day the team put 233 cub scouts, scouts and brownies on the air and may have lit the spark for the next generation of hams…. “


Thanks to KB1LXH for a job well done!  And thanks to NI1X for this article.

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