The School Club RoundupThe School Club Roundup is a great way to get "hands-on" Amateur Radio fun into your classroom! This week-long event is held twice yearly and provides excellent educational opportunities in science, social studies, math and geography, as well as generate a lot of team-building.
K5LBJ In Action October 2010Listen to this winning team in action! Click on the video link below.
William Byrd High School on the Air for SCRA local TV station in Vinton, VA reports, "Local teenagers trade in their cell phone for a ham radio."
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By Lew Malchick, N2RQ
School Club Roundup (SCR) is sponsored by the ARRL, its Hudson Division Education Task Force and and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC), to foster contacts with and among school radio clubs.
The SCR is a great way to get young operators on the air. Very often a new operator will be intimidated by the fear of not knowing what to say to the stranger on the other side of the radio. The exchange information helps to overcome this fear in a low pressure contest format. Operators are encouraged to take some time to chat beyond the contest exchange.
Award certificates will be issued for the following US and DX categories:
Schools: Elementary, Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School, High School and College/University
In addition, non-school clubs and individials also compete for certificates.
Join the SCR e-mail reflector by sending an e-mail to SCR-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org.
The School Club Roundup is always held the second full week of February and the third full week of October.
The SCR starts at 1300 UTC Monday and runs through 2359 UTC Friday.
Suggested School Club Roundup Frequencies (revised October 13, 2007)
Check out the School Club Roundup rules.
Troy Simpson, W9KVR is the 8th Grade Science instructor at Glenn Raymond School in Watseka, IL. He's also the trustee of the school's club station, W9GRS. In an effort to promote more school club activity, the crew at W9GRS have created the Worked All States School Stations Award.
The award (which is not affiliated with the ARRL's Worked All States award) offers a certificate to station that have confirmed at least twenty states via a QSO with a school club.
For more information on the Worked All States School Stations award, contact Troy Simpson, W9KVR.
K5LBJ In Action
These photos and video were taken during the October 2010 School Club Roundup (SCR). LBJ High School Radio Club was ranked #1 in the high school category in both 2006 and October 2010. We hope that these items will share the fun that we have during the SCR with others. The Club began at the Liberal Arts & Science Academy (LASA), at that time, a program of LBJ High School. In 2007, LASA became its own independent high school. To preserve both the school’s legacy and to promote its Texas roots, the Club chose to keep the K5LBJ call sign and name. The club is led by Ronny Risinger, KC5EES, an ARRL Teacher Institute graduate, who has acted as Sponsor and Trustee of the Club since its formation, and Elmer, Joe Fisher, K5EJL.