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Kids Day Is Saturday, June 21!

from The ARRL Letter on June 12, 2014
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Kids Day Is Saturday, June 21!

Kids Day is Saturday, June 21 (the incorrect date appears on the ARRL wall calendar). Sponsored by the Boring (Oregon) Amateur Radio Club, Kids Day is the perfect way to introduce a young person to the magic of Amateur Radio by getting them on the air!

Open your doors, offer some hot dogs or pizza, and let the "little folks" take the Big Chair. Let them find stations they hear or work on a map, color in a map of states worked, or help them build something.

Kids Day takes place in January and June of each year, offering an opportunity for veteran hams to promote Amateur Radio to our youth. Share the excitement with your own youngsters or grandchildren -- or even with kids in the neighborhood. Take time to pass along the excitement of Amateur Radio to youngsters who could represent its future.

More information, along with a free participation certificate you can fill out and print yourself, is available on the ARRL website.

Kids Day 2014 Essentials

Date: Saturday, June 21, 1800-2359 UTC. Operate as much or as little as you like.

Suggested exchange: Call "CQ Kids Day." Exchange name, age, location, and favorite color. It's okay to work the same station again, if an operator has changed.

Suggested frequencies: 28.350 to 28.400 MHz; 24.960 to 24.980 MHz; 21.360 to 21.400 MHz; 18.140 to 18.145 MHz; 14.270 to 14.300 MHz; 7.270 to 7.290 MHz, and 3.740 to 3.940 MHz, as well 2 meter repeaters (with the permission of the repeater's sponsor).

Observe third-party rules when making contacts with stations outside the US.

Participants are encouraged to post their stories and photos to the Kids Day Soapbox page


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