Scout Camp on the Air 7/14-20

A SPARC club member, Mike Newman, will be traveling with BSA Troop 44 to Rodney Scout Reservation this week. Troop 44, from Lititz, will be on the air throughout the week on HF SSB, VHF, and UHF . This will be the first-ever activation of Rodney Scout Reservation through the Scout Camps on the Air (SCOTA) program. They’ve registered the special event call sign K3R and hope you’ll be interested in getting them in your log book. Provided that everything works out, Scouts will be operating third-party for QSO. If propagation is favorable, we might even try to check to the weekly K3IR net.

Note, SCOTA is not a contest, The purpose of SCOTA is to increase exposure of amateur radio to the Scouting organization in hopes of fostering interest in the hobby of ham radio, teaching technical skills with regard to radio operating and creating goodwill among fellow Scouts and amateur radio Operators alike. Check it out at https://scota.us

SCHEDULE

Day Times (EDT) Notes / Bands
Sun 7/14 Evening Setup & Testing on All Bands
including VHF/UHF repeaters
Mon 7/15  10:00 – 11:45 Official Sign-on
Tue 7/16
through
Fri 7/19
 09:00 – 11:45
14:00 – 16:45
20:00 – 23:00
This is likely when we’ll be on the air. Email or text if you want to set a date/time for QSO.
Thu 7/18   Seeking contact w/ NA1WJ at the World Scout Jamboree
Fri 7/19   Seeking contact w/ NA1WJ at the World Scout Jamboree
Sat 7/20 06:15 – 06:30 Final Signoff

FREQUENCIES

Band Scouting
Calling
Frequencies
Suggested Band
Segment for US Stations
80 m 3.940 3.920 – 3.940
40 m 7.190 7.180 – 7.200
7.270 – 7.290
20 m 14.290 ** 14.270 – 14.290
14.320 – 14.340
17 m 18.140 18.140 – 18.150
15 m 21.360 21.360 – 21.400
12 m 24.960 24.960 – 24.980
10 m 28.390 28.350 – 28.400
6 m 50.160 50.160 – 50.200
2 m 147.540 147.450, 147.480, 147.510
70 cm 446.000 445.950, 446.050, 446.100, 446.150

** Since 20 m is somewhat open day/evening, this will be our “HF standby frequency” if someone isn’t actively working the rig.

Mike Newman | K3MJN
Scoutmaster
BSA Troop 44 – Lititz, PA
(717) 475-7555 (mobile)

Rookie Roundup

The ARRL Rookie Roundup is this coming Sunday from 1:00 to 7:00 PM Eastern Time. (1800 to 2359 UTC).  The SPARC club station will be open for all those who want to get on the air.  A number of experienced operators will be there to guide you.

The Rookie Roundup is intended for those Hams first licensed in 2017, 2018 or 2019 but any ham who has not experienced the fun and challenge of HF is invited to come out.
– Harry, N3FMO