YearMonth
2021February
Call UsedCategorySchool/Club NameParticipants
N4SMSSchool Club - Middle/Intermed/JR HighSCHOFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL HAM RADIO CLUB4
Primary Operator/Sponsor
CallQTHName
KQ4KKSCKENT V HUFFORD
ScoreCW/RTTY/Dig QsPhone QsUSVEDXClubsSchools
51,08403964758711

Comments:
No high power HF amplifier, no beam antennas at 60 feet. As far as equipment, just a 100 watt ICOM 7300 and an out of production 80m Carolina Windom wire antenna strung between pine trees.

A group of young women and one young man took on the ARRL School Club Roundup. One of them has a General FCC license. All are part of the Schofield Middle School Radio Club, N4SMS in Aiken, SC.

Normally during this semiannual event, experience Elmers from the clubs sponsor, North Augusta-Belvedere Radio club are on hand to provide their expertise and oversight. Not this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The group made almost contacts, talked to hams in 47 states. This was done in 5 afternoons. Remarkable, since we hear from many hams that “the HF bands are dead”. Not so to this team They worked their tails off to make each and every contact!

HAM radio is not dead. With the enthusiasm and effort seen with these students, HAM radio can grow and flourish.