Amateur Radio Demo at Boy Scouts Klondike Derby, Dunstable, February 5, 2022

Mindy Hull, KM1NDY, writes in K1USN Happenings:

Jon Lyna, KC1MII, is one of the organizers of the Boy Scouts of America’s Klondike Derby this Saturday, February 5th! And he is looking for any hams who would like to come and help out, play radio, and inspire some Scouts to get on the air. 

Thanks to Pi, K1RV, for letting the group borrow W1BSA as our call sign for this event! 

Limey (my green van) will be decked out in full radio apparel, and we will be setting up a couple HF stations, along with UHF/VHF. AA1F and I plan on getting there for the 2 pm set-up.

Hope to see you there!
Mindy – KM1NDY

This is from Jon KC1MII:



Anyone interested in introducing HAM radio to local boy scouts

HAM radio exhibition at the local Boy Scouts Klondike Derby

Larter Field,  80 Groton St, Dunstable, MA 01827

Saturday, February 5, 2022  Set up starts at 2pm.  Exhibition from 4pm to 6pm, later if there is still interest.

To introduce local boy scouts to the hobby of HAM radio, and any potential application is scouting.

Friday night there is rain and wintery mix predicted.   The high temperature for Saturday is predicted to be 23 with a low of 5.  

Dress for the weather, and something from the HAM radio hobby that could apply to boy scouting.

We are going to set several information stations, that can explain and demonstrate several aspects of HAM radio, and why the could be interesting or useful to boy scouts.  Topics to include but are not limited HT’s and local repeaters, Morse Code, and Parks on the Air (POTA) and Summits on the Air (SOTA).


All the best,

Jon Lyna, KC1MII 

One Comment on “Amateur Radio Demo at Boy Scouts Klondike Derby, Dunstable, February 5, 2022”

  1. Bruce Blain, K1BG, writes in the Nashoba Valley Signal, February 2022:

    I sent a notice out on the club reflector looking for people to take part in a demonstration of amateur radio at the Boy Scout Klondike Derby held in Dunstable on Saturday, February 5th, and club members volunteered!

    The demonstration was set to take place at the end of the day, but the weather was bitterly cold, and the scouts tended to scatter with their parents as soon as they could.

    Still, a successful demonstration of amateur radio was held by organizers New England Sci-Tech ARS, Jon, KC1IMI, Mindy, KM1NDY, and others who had 2-meter VHF and 20- and 40-meter HF stations in action.

    NVARC members Rod, WA1TAC, Jim, AB1WQ, and I helped with the activities. Those is attend- ance deemed the activity a success, and I believe more of these youth activities will take place in the future.

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