Lo­cal scouts and guides take to the air waves

The Coffs Coast Advocate - - NEWS -

COFFS Har­bour and District Am­a­teur Ra­dio Club re­cently hosted Jam­boree on the Air for lo­cal scouts and guides.

This in­ter­na­tional Jam­boree en­cour­ages scouts and guides groups to make con­tact through the Am­a­teur Ra­dio air­waves.

Groups in New Zealand, USA, Spain, Ger­many, UK and around Aus­tralia with chil­dren as young as six us­ing the mi­cro­phones were con­tacted by our lo­cals.

Morse code was also of great in­ter­est to the guides and scouts as they com­posed and re­ceived mes­sages us­ing only dots and dashes.

The whole ex­er­cise was pos­si­ble thanks to the as­sis­tance of the vol­un­teer ra­dio op­er­a­tors Fred VK2FM, Eric VK2ES, Tony VK2VF, Alan VK2HQY, Frank VK2FANK, Les VK2CPC and the scouts and guides lead­ers.

Many dif­fer­ent sub­jects were cov­ered by the chil­dren over the ra­dio, re­flect­ing the dif­fer­ing life­styles in other coun­tries in­clud­ing hob­bies, pets, badges earned and school life.

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