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Kids Day is January 4

12/29/2008

The next opportunity to encourage a youngster (or a group of 'em), licensed or not, to get on the air to chat with others is Sunday, January 4. Kids Day, sponsored by the Boring (OR) Amateur Radio Club, is the perfect way to introduce a young person to the magic of Amateur Radio.

Date: Sunday, January 4, 1800Z-2400Z. Operate as much or as little as you like.

Suggested exchange: Name, age, location and favorite color. Be sure to work the same station again if an operator has changed. To draw attention, call "CQ Kids Day."

Suggested frequencies: 28.350 to 28400 MHz, 24.960 to 24.980 MHz, 21.360 to 21.400 MHz, 18.140 to 18.145 MHz, 14.270 to 14.300 MHz, 7.270 to 7.290 MHz, 3.740 to 3.940 MHz, as well as your favorite 2 meter repeater (with permission of the repeater's sponsor). Be sure to observe third-party restrictions when making DX QSOs.

Kids have a blast on their special don-the-air day, and adults tend to enjoy it just as much!

Note: Until recently, the ARRL Kids Day Web site showed an incorrect date for the January event. It is, in fact, Sunday, January 4. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused. For those who like to plan ahead, the other 2009 Kids Day event will be held Saturday, June 20.



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