Friday, September 23, 2011

Operating Events in Lawton Area #ARRL #hamradio

With spectacular weather in the forecast, this
weekend, September 23, 24, 25, is our International Festival in Lawton OK and we celebrate diversity.  Mr. Harper
KE5YZB has arranged for the Lawton Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club, W5KS to have
their communications trailer at the festival.
Look for us in the vicinity of 2nd and Ferris north of the
copper gazebo.  We want the students to find
time to visit the trailer, just knock and come on in (AC will probably be on), between watching the
cultural displays, funnel cake, music, face painting, bounce house, dancing
exhibits and food venues --- did someone say schnitzel and kartofel salat and
getting on the radio, it is going to be great!
Over the past several weeks, several parents have stopped by – please
continue to support and encourage your child’s participation.  Parents please stop by and visit, you’re
always welcome to stay and observe the program and your child’s participation and progress.


We look forward to the
students continuing to work with each others as they grow in experience and
confidence learning more about the Amateur Radio Service (ARS).  This past weekend Keyanna and Lilly racked up
over 80 contacts from around the country and Canada.  Photos Keyanna 6th and Lilly 7th
enjoying the day at the park and having some ARS fun.  In the the background is the “KIDS ZONE”
facility.  Keyanna, a radio club member,
with no coaching showed off her talents when she instantly replied using the phonetic
alphabet.  Eight 6th
graders are members of the radio club, all eager to learn more about amateur radio and show us what
they know.


This is a weekend
event.

Friday, September 23:  Open 5pm - Close 10pm 

Saturday, September 24:  Open 11am - Close 10pm

Sunday, September 25:  Open 12 Noon - Close 5pm

                   
Tear Down 5pm - 7pm


As long as we have students present we will
assist in making contacts on the radio.  Listen
for K5USA / KF5CRF about 14.295 MHz (+-5) from about noon until about 5pm CDST
on Saturday and Sunday.  The 20 Meter
band is very busy and it becomes difficult to hold a frequency.  If we
have to move, we'll float around until we find a spot and venture back
to 14.295 MHz as we can.  If you are listening and you don’t hear any
takers please let the students know they are getting out.


We
will venture over to 15m about 21.375 MHz if conditions allow.  The goal is to get as many kids talking on
the radio prior to the October School Club Roundup next month.  Feel free to make contact with both stations
and repeat visitors will probably find a new student to engage.


We
self spot on DXWATCH and if you follow K5USA on Twitter, we will send out 1
tweet once we are setup and operational each day and have students presents.  If you see us self spot, please call (that's code for kids want to talk to you!).  If the web cam is operational, go to www.hamsoncams.com and observe the fun.  Look for the account of kc5cyy.  There is a link on the www.qrz.com/db/k5usa K5USA QRZ page too.



To
all of our amateur friends please stop in and tell the young Vikings about your
school, club, museum, ship, troop or yourself.   Repeat visitors always cause renewed excitement.



BTW, updated and added some photos from the recent power plant trip and other activities, check it out and enjoy!
--
73 and have a great weekend!

Paul Goulet /KC5CYY

Recent Pictures of Outreach Events -- http://www.wx5law.com/?page=photos

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