Radio in the Park
The Viking Radio Club, KF5CRF, of Lawton, Oklahoma along with the Radio in the Park net has, in just over 2 years, developed into a regular on-air event. I started KF5CRF for the purpose of exposing middle-school students to real life applications involving math, science and electronics. I decided to use Amateur Radio as a fun way to gain their interest. Developing a workable program involving the school, parents and local hams was hardly an accident as my colleague Paul Goulet, KC5CYY, and I can tell you. It all began as two separate efforts by two individuals who saw a need to bring Amateur Radio and related sciences to the youth of their community.