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  1. KH6OWL

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    Saturday March 18, 2017. Oahu, HI

    2017 Power Horn, Thanks to the event coordinator, Mrs. Kwock, for inviting Amateur Radio to present to the Scouts. The Ventures and Explorer Scouts were broken up into several groups. Each group stopped by and amateur radio was introduced to about 40 scouts throughout the day.

    [​IMG]VHF, UHF, HF, and simplex vs. repeater communications where a few of the presentations given to the groups. Some items that were discussed were what is a radio wave and how time and frequency are related into producing a signal. The operators discussed the US Frequency spectrum and the FCC as the governing body. Also they discussed community service and how amateur radio supports the community in times of need.

    We had some participation from some of the scouts and leaders. As to be expected it was a case or mic fright but some of the scouts started to warm up to the idea and got on the radio.


    Steve, KH6WG, used his HF Go Kit to show the scouts how it is possible to send email messages using RMS Express and Winmore. To show how it works the operators took down several email addresses from the scouts and sent a message. A few minutes later they received the emails that were sent.


    Steve, KH6WG

    Steve KH6WG Showing HF Go Kit and sending email message using RMS Express and Winmore.

    Larry, KI6BDS

    Special thanks to Larry Peterson – KI6BDS for being prepared with his own HT and demonstration

    Special thanks to Evan Esaki, WH6ECG, for being the operator in the Repeater test.

    Darrell, KH6XL
    Darrell, KH6XL, going over VHF simplex & repeater operations with assistance from Evan, WH6ECG.

    This event supported the ARRL’s STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2020 by supporting two of the six goals.

    -GOAL 1: Grow Amateur Radio worldwide.

    -GOAL 4: Advance Amateur Radio science and technology.


    Stacy Holbrook
    ARRL Public Information Officer - Honolulu
    KK6JKC, KC7HDE, KN6Q and 3 others like this.
  2. KB2ANG

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    Powder Horn....Other than that, GREAT job.
  3. K2FI

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    Great to see Scouts involved.
  4. KB1ZNT

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    The Course is called Powder Horn and is typically offered to Scouts,Explorers, Scouters (adult leaders), Ventures, once a year.
    It used to be an adult only course (up until 2013 or 2014), used to expose the leaders to other activities that are available such as: high adventure, equine, COPE, and other activies. I haven't seen HAM activities at Powder Horn before, it is usually at JOTA & JOTI and feild days and camporees and Jamborees.
    I am all for exposing all scouts at all age levels to Amateur Radio at every opportunity.

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