Archive for Radio Scouting

February Newsletter Published

You can find the February JOTA Newsletter at this link http://eepurl.com/bOJ84b Topics include: JOTA 2016 Patch Design Selected, JOTA Countdown, JOTA Event Tips, JOTA Contest Free Frequencies, National Parks on the Air, BSA International Newsletter, and more.

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ARRL First Contact Award

For those of you who teach license classes to Scouts, consider the ARRL First Contact Award to recognize that very first contact in their log. You can find the information at http://www.arrl.org/first-contact Just complete the form and ARRL will mail the certificate, shown nearby. Sounds like a great way to recognize this significant achievement. Hat tip […]

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Congrats to Dave Sumner, K1ZZ

Congratulations to Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, on his retirement this year after 44 years on the ARRL Staff including his current and long time role as Chief Executive Officer. He was also recently honored with the ARRL President’s Award. Dave has been a longtime supporter of Radio Scouting, including taking a lead role in establishing the ARRL […]

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Kay Craigie, N3KN, Steps Down as ARRL President

This week Kay Craigie, N3KN, steps down as ARRL President. The League summarized her nearly three decades as an official on their website. She cites her work with Scouting as one of the highlights with this quote: President Craigie said she was happy to sign the first formal agreement between the ARRL and the Boy […]

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January JOTA Newsletter Posted

You can find the January Jamboree on the Air Newsletter online. Sign up to receive it via email.

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2015 K2BSA Annual Report

The 2015 K2BSA Annual Report is now available. Highlights include membership growth from 8 to 111, call sign use at 40 events up from 27 the previous year, and new officers elected. The officers for 2016 to 2017 are: Jim Wilson, K5ND, President; Don Kunst, W3LNE, Vice President; Les Mignerey, KB0MEF, Treasurer; and Donald Sonnefeld, […]

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Radio Scouting Infographic

We’ve updated the Radio Scouting Infographic covering the history since 1918. You can download the PDF at Infographic.

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KD2FIL’s Road to Amateur Radio

Donald Sonnefeld, KD2FIL, recently forwarded the story of his Road to Amateur Radio. It’s a story about amateur radio and Scouting and the influence it’s having not just on the Scouts but on the Scouters, too. It also emphasizes the point that Radio Scouting is all about planting seeds — that sometimes take decades to […]

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Icom America Renews Scouting Sponsorship

Icom America and the Boy Scouts of America have announced the renewal of their sponsorship agreement through 2018. The agreement began in 2012 and provided Jamboree on the Air promotion, BSA local council station loans, and National Jamboree equipment loans and repeaters. You can find the press release from the BSA at Icom America Continues […]

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K2BSA Calendar Available

We’ve added a page with the full calendar of K2BSA call sign activations and Scouting related special events. You can find it at K2BSA Calendar. We hope the full calendar helps you find openings for use of the K2BSA/x call sign for your special event. Our records show that in 2011 we authorized 6 activations of the […]

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