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Soapbox for 2019
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My middle school club did well this fall. Not so much for WB4HS. Students were not familiar with the broadcasting schedule and we had a lot of difficulties getting student operators during school ours. Then when the students were their band conditions were not so good.
Kyle, KI5DKM (Club President for K5LBJ this year), recruited a group of Sophomore guys to take on the Fall SCR. They jumped right into it and were on par with the Spring SCR numbers, despite awful band conditions. Just when you though it couldn't get any worse, huh? All in all, good to hear 34 schools. 73, KC5EES (K5LBJ Trustee)
Thank you for organizing this contest twice a year! We were on the air for 23 hours and really enjoyed operating.
We had a great time! Put the entire station back together again in the 2 weeks before the Roundup and our main antenna went up the day before with all of 5 minutes of testing !! Students had a great time. Always fun to compare notes with the other schools and looking forward to February. Thanks to all we contacted. 73
It wouldn't be SCR without antenna problems! Monday was way worse than ever before though. But thanks to some help from K9IU, we were able to get another antenna up and running on Tuesday. Another great chance to get students excited about ham radio!
Thanks to all the schools and advisers that participated in the event. It is awesome that so many youth are being introduced to this great hobby. Wish we could get the same cooperation from our local school district to get amateur radio introduced in the schools in our area. Keep up the good work.
This SCR was a real adventure. We had great difficulty pulling anyone out of from the noise, then with 6 hours remaining on our operating time, our receiver quit working. We love the challenges though and had a great experience as usual! Thank you to all who put in so many hours to make this happen for our kids.
We are a new school club station, and this was our first event. Students from every homeroom in the school rotated into the classroom station over the course of the week. For most it was their first introduction to amateur radio. In summary, we had one control operator (W5FRM) and 480 students. Thank you, ARRL, for such a fun event!
After leading School ARC ON4HTI for many years, it's still fun to participate as a "DX individual" Alas, I couldn't contact any schools this time.
Never did participated in this contest activity until now but let me tell you it was very good hearing these young people on the air . You go youngsters don't let this wonderfool hobby fade away. Hopefully next year will hear you again.73 & DX John VA3FN
Thanks to all the schools, I enjoyed the contest.
Thank you all for helping us reach another decent score this contest. we did not do as well as last time but we still enjoyed it despite bad band conditions. we tried some CW but noone seemed to be too interested in making contact with us on that mode so we switched and mostly ran voice. 73 to all and thanks for the points and mults see you next year. W4IPC Radio:FT1000D (Donated by W4AQL Georgia Tech) Amp: Ameritron 811H @800w Antennas: various dipoles and yagis @60ft approx
Propagation was better this year than in the past, especially Monday and Tuesday. We had many first-time operators involved and some good pileups. Our class that has many newcomers calling on the contest was not taught this semester; look for our new voices in the spring term.
Noisy Bands; poor propagation - But all the students were anxious to talk, so the 4 QSOs were relaxed and enjoyable.