.: About ARRL Kid's Day
Kid's Day is an
on-air event to encourage young people (licensed or not) to have fun with
Amateur Radio. It is designed to give on-the-air experience to youngsters and
hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended
to give hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio
with children of all ages. More information on ARRL Kid's Day can be found by
Here is a link to an ARRL
article written by Rick Lindquist, WW1ME, about our ARRL Kid's Day 2015 effort:
ARRL KH6LC Kid's Day Article
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ARRL Kid's Day 2015
This was our 5th year hosting a Kids Day, multi-multi
style. Our operators consisted of two seasoned veterans and three newbies.
With a little self spotting, the huge pileups these kids generated was nothing
short of amazing. What's really needed are more stations opening their doors,
inviting the kids in and getting these young operators on the air. We always
have a "coach" sitting with them, helping make it a fun and positive
experience. Johnny, who at 10 is one of our veteran operators, chatted with
his grandfather (KQ6CH) in California. Newbie Christopher was having so much
fun he didn't want it to end at 2359z, so he operated another ninety minutes!
I sent him home with a stack of QST and CQ. His mother just told me he
wants a license. I have a good feeling he's going to follow through.
Our 2015 Kids Day event consisted of 5 young operators who
made a total of 223 contacts on 20, 15 and 10 meter SSB.
Operators this year were: Epithany* age
stations all over the US and Canada, they worked the following:
Puerto Rico (many)
A big MAHALO out to
Carl Byck KH7BB, Joe Owen KH6GA and Leigh Critchlow WH6DZX for helping
coach this fine group of young operators. Thank you!!!
Lloyd Cabral, KH6LC