Kentucky HS students looking for first QSOs (Thursday, July 12)

Discussion in 'Youth Forum' started by AI4BJ, Jul 11, 2018.

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  1. AI4BJ

    AI4BJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    I'll be introducing a group of Governor's Scholars Program participants to amateur radio tomorrow morning, Thursday July 12, and am hoping that a few of them will be able to complete HF contacts. We should be calling CQ under my call sign between approximately 11:00 and 11:30 AM EDT (1500-1530 UTC)) around 14.275 MHz, +/- QRM.

    If you are near your radio at that time, I would appreciate your keeping an ear open for us!

    Thanks es 73,

    Mark Volstad, AI4BJ
    ARRL Section Youth Coordinator, Kentucky
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  2. W4BUE

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    Great. Wish I had seen your notice in time. Hope the students had a great time. Maybe we can make a future schedule .

    As you may have noticed we sponsor a youth plaque (18 and younger) and a young adult plaque (19 -24) for the Virginia QSO Party.

    Does Kentucky do the same thing?

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    Rich W4BUE
    Founder K4AMG
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  3. AI4BJ

    AI4BJ Ham Member QRZ Page

    Hi Rich. Yeah, I think the students enjoyed themselves. One of our hands-on activities was to set up a telegraph circuit and have the students send silly headlines to each other in Morse. 20 meters was in pretty poor shape, but a couple of students did manage to complete QSOs with hams in TX and MA, so they were very pleased. Photos from the event can be seen here.

    I don't believe that the Kentucky QSO party includes a youth category, but it's been a few years since I last participated so that may have changed.

    Mark AI4BJ
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  4. MI0YLT

    MI0YLT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Excellent Mark wish I had seen this event earlier myself
  5. W4BUE

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    All state QSO Parties could have a youth certificate or plaque. In VA we just emailed the sponsoring club and they said yes. It costs us about $50.00 plus postage each year.

    Rich W4BUE
    Pres K4AMG
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