Ham Radio at Scout 'Camporee'

Members of the Central New Hampshire Amateur Radio Club helped local scouts make contact with their fellow scouts in Georgia 

Vice president of Central New Hampshire Amateur Radio Club  (CNHAR) Glen Aldrich KC1AAI attended a Boy Scout "Camporee" held in May 2016 at Camp Bell, part of the Griswold Scout Reservation, just off 159 Manning Lake Road in a secluded part of Gilmanton Iron Works.

The two day camp event was attended by 80 scouts with all of them involved in two amateur radio competitions.

One competition had scouts getting on the air and making radio contact with others at specific spots in the vicinity of the camp.  The other competition featured radio contact in a simulated search and rescue aid exercise.  The Meredith troop won both segments of the competition.

The scouts also succeeded in long distance communication, using an Icom 706 to make contact with a Boy Scout troop in Columbus, Georgia.  The youngsters operated an assortment of other equipment during the Camporee including computer digital, voice, and CW Morse code.  Power was supplied through a unit called a "go kit."

Full Story - http://www.citizen.com/news/2016-05-14/Local/

Central New Hampshire Amateur Radio Club - http://www.cnharc.org/