Amateur Radio for Boy Scouts

Mr. Dan Miller, District Executive of the Choptank District of the Boy Scouts of American, will make a presentation and lead a discussion describing how amateur radio operators (HAMs) can assist in getting Boy Scouts into amateur radio. All amateur radio operators, Boy Scouts, Boy Scout Merit Badge leaders/mentors, and scout parents are invited to attend this informative presentation and discussion at the next meeting of the Queen Anne’s Amateur Radio Club. The meeting will be held at the Queen Anne’s County Free Library, 121 S. Commerce Street, Centreville, MD on Tuesday evening, 5 March at 6 p.m.

This presentation is particularly relative and timely, as the BSA has recently introduced the Amateur Radio Operator Rating Strip to wear on uniforms. This rating strip recognizes the scout’s availability as an amateur radio operator for communication services for events and activities, as well as for emergencies. All registered youth members and adult leaders who hold a valid amateur radio license of any class are eligible to wear the rating strip. The strip should prove to be an excellent motivator for youth to continue their studies toward the Amateur Technician License Exam after, or while, earning the Radio Merit Badge. A Morse Code Interpreter Strip is also available.

For more information, contact Mike Widdekind, N3ZHA, QAARC President, 410-739-8718, qso@qaarc.org.

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