Sunday, January 31, 2010

Field Day for the Scouts 2010 

I picked this up from the Skyview Radio Society mailing list. Please pass the word along.



Calling all Hams and Clubs in Southwestern Pennsylvania

From W3S special event station for Field Day honoring the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts of America.

This event is mainly for the scouts to learn about Ham Radio and to participate on the air. It is being held at Camp Anawana near Amity, PA.

We need Operators, Elmers, Old Equipment and items for museum display, and operators with equipment.

News media and elected officials will be invited to attend.

Free meals will be provided by the Scouts and a commerative patch will be issued to all hams that participate. Please be sure we have the number of operators in your party. Remember since this is Field Day unlicensed operators are permitted to operate under supervision. This is a great opportunity to bring that family member that wants to get on the air with you for a week end of fun and learning.

Snacks should be purchased and brought with you. There are a few mom and pop stores in the area but they have limited hours and are expensive.

If you bring your own snacks be advised there are raccoons and skunks that will want to share them with you so keep them in a safe place!

Showers are available.

We are working on providing power from the military. If you feel safer using your own generator feel free to bring it along. You buy the gas.

Plans are to run a "D" class station. There will be a cabin with a refrigerator for those that want to stay over night. The cabin sleeps 6.

The 2010 rules will be posted as a link when available.

We encourage anyone that has solar or wind powered equipment or other innovative equipment to bring it out.

We plan to operate 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 2, 220, and 440 bands in various modes.

The following are encouraged:

Phone, CW, ATV, FSK and RTTY

Each band will have a band coordinator.

We are also planning to have a GOTA station and one or two stations for the scouts to operate on.

Those that are interested or can attend should reply to this email and provide the following information:

Number of operators interested, Band and mode you are interested in, do you wish to be an Elmer, do you wish to participate in the museum, hours you are available to operate.

Every effort will be made to see that everyone gets to operate and gets as much time as possible. Operating teams are welcomed.

The Call sign for this event is W3S and is reserved with the FCC for June 24th through the 28th.

Please help make this a fun and learning event for all.

No alcoholic beverages are permitted on the camp grounds.

Smoking is not permitted in front of the scouts. If you must smoke, please do it in an out of site area.

The site is atop a high hill with a good clear view. There are many trees around to hang wires from.

Maximum safety will be practiced at all times including station grounds and caution tape. The caution tape will be provided. See KA3PMW or N3TRF for caution tape.

Planned special side events include a Sky Warn training class and an Antenna Building class.

All are welcome whether you are club, individual, or family operators.

For further information and answers to questions contact please reply to this email or contact KA3PMW or N3TRF through the website.

For online sign up please go to the WEB SITE and look in the ham section. This site should be up and running February 1st, 2010.

Sounds like a worth while effort to me!


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