On Saturday, November 3rd, BSA TROOP 20 AMATEUR RADIO CLUB – WS5BSA is going to be supporting a large Cub Scouting event at Camp John Nichols. They will be introducing amateur radio to the Cub Scouts and putting them on the air. They will be using both our 146.7 MHz and our 443.3 MHz repeaters during the day to give the Scouts a chance to make some contacts. They will also be using the link systems to demonstrate what an FM repeater can do.
We want to invite any hams in the area to check in to help them make some contacts. This is a rare opportunity to influence young people to potentially join the hobby, and become licensed. Part of their goal is to develop an interest in amateur radio amongst Scouts and hopefully motivate some of them to pursue an amateur licence.
Please join in that day and we’ll keep you up to date on any new information about this event.