[TCRA] [Fwd: FW: N9S JOTA Station]

Greg Hammerel w9gdh at chibardun.net
Fri Oct 20 11:06:08 CDT 2006

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	FW: N9S JOTA Station
Date: 	Fri, 20 Oct 2006 09:35:09 -0500
From: 	Brophy, Mack (DMA) <mack.brophy at dma.state.wi.us>
To: 	'Brophy Mack N9NTB' <mackb_1 at charter.net>

Fwded FYI.   This is a great opportunity to help increase the interest of
possible future hams.
73 de Mack N9NTB

-----Original Message-----
From: Myron Oestreich [mailto:kb9stb at netzero.com] 
Sent: Thursday, October 19, 2006 8:02 PM
To: mack.brophy at dma.state.wi.us
Subject: N9S JOTA Station

The Merrill Amateur Radio Group (formerly Southern Lincoln County Area 
Amateur Radio Association) is participating in the 49th annual Jamboree On 
The Air-a special event for the Boy and Girl Scouts of America in Merrill 
on October 21 and 22 sponsored by the Scouts and American Radio Relay 
League.  This yearly event is an opportunity for Boy and Girl Scouts to 
learn about the amateur radio hobby and talk to other scouts on the radio 
while working toward Merit Badges and special recognition.

This event is one part of the goals and aspirations MARG set forth upon 
forming:  to promote the amateur radio hobby/service through educational 
opportunities in the community.  Along with radio operation, there will be 
opportunities for scouts to try their hand at Morse Code, making homebrew 
antennas, and learning that radio has no boundaries when it comes to 
learning and meeting new people from all points of the world.

N9S will be on the air on or near the designated JOTA frequencies of 
3.740/3.940, 7.270, 14.290, 18.140, 21.360, 29.460, and 28.390 MHz SSB, 
and/or 3.590, 7.030, 14.070, 183080, 21.140, 24.910, and 28.190 MHz CW.  We 
will also be using the 145.190- KX2DX repeater in Merrill for local 
contacts and the W9GLG EchoLink node #198118 on the 443.325 KA9HQE repeater 
for other contacts.  Operation will begin at about 9:00 a.m. local time on 
October 21 and 22 and will end about 6:00 p.m. both days.

I can't stress enough how important events like this are when it comes to 
promoting the hobby and attracting young and old alike to the hobby.  This 
is a golden opportunity to spark the light of interest in amateur radio for 

If anyone is interested in stopping in to visit the JOTA station in 
Merrill, email marg at margdx.com for more information.

Please pass this email along to anyone and everyone who may be interested 
in this event.

Myron Oestreich, KB9STB
Merrill Amateur Radio Group

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