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The Lingle Middle School Amateur Radio Club was officially established on September 20, 2022 and granted callsign KA5LMS on October 12, 2022. The Fall 2022 ARRL School Club Roundup was their first official event.
I had a awesome time during this October scr, excellent band conditions. Happy to hear all the schools and Youth on the air.
This was the first time Montross Middle school participated in the School Club Roundup. Many students had never seen Ham Radio before. We setup in the library and when classes came in to exchange books, they were able to observe and talk if they wanted to. Many were intrigued by the radio and how far we could talk. I was disappointed there were not more schools on the air during the day and that they were using digital instead of phone. But we did get a few and they really enjoyed it....thanks for the opportunity. Our score was not that much but it was well worth it. We operated about 3 hours but hope to do more in February.
This semester's participants: Riley G. (2nd Grade) Benjamin H. (2nd Grade) Anders E. (3rd Grade) Seth K. (4th Grade) Amaris K. (1st Grade) Ruth L. (2nd Grade) Luke W. (4th Grade) David W. (1st Grade) Samuel T. (1st Grade) Benjamin V. (4th grade) Eli V. (3rd grade)
Excellent conditions. Glad to get a key teacher behind the microphone to make a contact. Also, thrilled to have the district superintendent to stop by and understand the relevancy for middle school students.
Our fist School Club Roundup event. Great fun had by all the kids. Thanks to ARRL for providing these youth focused events!
Time was 2.14 hours This was a good catalyst to get the ball rolling on re-establishing the amateur radio club at Xavier. We now have plans to get an antenna on the roof of the chemistry building!
We returned to in-person club meetings and found that our station power supply would not turn on. It took until the following Thursday to borrow a replacement.
Rambler Radio Club (W4LMS) was able to operate for the full week this year. We continue to thank the ham radio community for welcoming in students with open arms and making them feel so welcome.
Howdy everyone, I guess the new kids on the block have made a name for themselves... Thanks to W9YB for being our inspiration to keep operating and stick out the whole roundup. Great turnout of schools this year! Wish we could have operated a bit more but it was midterms week and we had priorities... Operators: Connor W4IPC, McKenzie KO4GLN operation was 100% remote. Radio: Flex 6600m Amp: Elecraft KPA500 Antenna: HF9V vertical
20M & 15M were wide open, very low noise. Good propagation but not many SCR stations. Most were POTA activators or nets. But still a lot of fun!! Looking forward to the February Roundup... WA5SWN