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RADIO SCOUTING

RADIO SCOUTING

Contact Information

Club Name:
RADIO SCOUTING
Call Sign:
WB4SA
Contact:
Kenneth Lyons KN4MDJ
Daytime Phone:
(407) 496-6694
Email:
wb4sa@arrl.net

Basic Information

Call Sign:
WB4SA
Annual Report:
Sep 07th 2019
Meeting Time:
Quarterly - See website calendar
Meeting Place:
Camp La-No-Che, Bland Dining Hall, 41940 Boy Scout Rd, Paisley, FL 32767
Section:
NFL
Affiliation Date:
Aug 13th 2019
Specialties:
Digital Modes, DX, General Interest, School or Youth Group, VHF/UHF
Services Offered:
Club Newsletter, Entry-Level License Classes, License Test Sessions, Mentor
Description:

Amateur radio provides an exciting and engaging introduction to a wide range of technologies with a STEM foundation. We provide the fun of communicating with other Scouts, and the magic of long distance communication, even in remote areas without cell service. We can help Scouts and leaders with amateur radio education, Scout advancement, and integrate amateur radio into scouting activities.

Our mission statement:

Radio Scouting, Inc., is the amateur radio station and club of the Boy Scouts of America, Central Florida Council. It shall be our purpose to further the exchange of information and cooperation between the public and scouting, to promote radio knowledge, youth activities, fraternalism, individual operating efficiency, and to conduct programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio and Scouting in the community.
         
Activities (Quarterly)
    ARDF Radio Direction Finding is a fun game where scouts search for hidden transmitters using various technology
    CW/MORSE Demonstration of a Morse key and learn how to do SOS and first name
    Lego Build Scouts create an object and use a radio to have a partner build a copy
    Battle Ship scouts use chess boards and CB radios to play a game of Battle Ship single or paired teams
    Mine Field scouts use a radio while blind-folded to get walking instructions on how to navigate an obstacle course
    JOTA/JOTI where a million scouts communicate with each other during the 3rd weekend of October via Ham Radio and the Internet
    Camp Station our council station wB4SA, is being built with assistance from LARA, OARC and the Lake County Sheriffs Department.
    Mobile Tower/Station we have a 60' mobile tower with HF, VHF and UHF radio capabilities, as well as MARINE, CB and WiFi transmitters.

2020 Summer Camp weekly Radio Merit Badge & FCC Tech License Class.

MEMBERSHIP:
We are seeking licensed adults to assist with the club and programs and youth interested in radio and scouting (age 5-21). Membership is open to ALL scouters and licensed adults.

CLUB AREA:
This club currently spans all of central Florida including 9 counties with 26,000 scouts and may expand further as this radio program grows.

WALKINS: By appointment only as this is a BSA Camp with restricted access. See our site for events and contact info.

Reciprocal Membership: Many ham & ARRL clubs offer our newly licensed scouts free Junior Memberships for their local clubs. (Non-voting members under 18, no dues.) The scouts we test come from much of the south east including: TN, GA, NC, SC through to Keywest. Our goal is to encourage them to join their local clubs when they return and bring youth back in to the hobby.

Our partner clubs are Orlando Amateur Radio Club (ORAC) and Lake Amateur Radio Association (LARA). Adults with no interest in scouting or youth are directed to these local clubs.

Addresses
Postal Mail: 145 E Story Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787
Club Events: Camp La-No-Che, 41940 Boy Scout Rd, Paisley, FL 32767
BSA Central Florida Council Office: 1951 S Orange Blossom Trail, Apopka, FL 32703

Links:
http://www.radioscouting.us

Club Statistics

Club Members:
4
Voting Members:
4
Voting Licensed Amateur Members:
4
Voting ARRL Members:
2

RADIO SCOUTING Officers