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  ARRL Kid's Day 2015


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.: 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 clicking here.

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 12                          
                                              Tyson                  18
                                              Johnny*              10 
                                              Alyssia                10
                                              Christopher         12
                                     * denotes seasoned veteran
Besides working stations all over the US and Canada, they worked the following: 

                          Japan (several)         
                          Puerto Rico  (many)                
                          Mexico (several)
                          Brazil (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    





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