Schofield School Radio Club nears Top for Contacts

The Schofield Middle School Amateur Radio Club in Aiken, South Carolina, USA have recently earned two national rankings in less than a week


From 20-24 October 2015, the club participated in the American Radio Relay League School Club Round Up from 3:22 to 6 p.m. each day in the Schofield Middle School radio shack. During that time, students made contact with 530 school amateur / ham radio clubs, placing third in the middle school category for most contacts and 10th in the overall competition, which also included elementary and high schools and colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

Our club did so well. We were competing against some really large middle schools, some with clubs with as many as 100 members. It’s a friendly competition among other school-based ham radio clubs.
— Tray Nelson, who teaches keyboarding and computer applications and is the club’s faculty sponsor