On Saturday, January 7th the Nashua Area Radio Club participated in the ARRL’s Kids Day on the Air. Fred (AB1OC) and Anita (AB1QB) opened up their station for any youth that wanted to come and participate! We also had snap circuits available with help from Greg (W1TEN) and CW paddles for those who wanted to practice up on their Morse code.
Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate with us as it was a snowy day with slippery road conditions. We had a couple of youth not able to make the event due to the weather, but we still had a few show and they were very enthusiastic!
Connor (KC1GGX) started the event off by operating on 20 meters and made several contacts. Despite having a little “mic fright” he warmed up nicely and didn’t want to share the mic when it was someone else’s turn!
Abby (AB1BY) stopped by and had two friends – Samay and Jaegen – from her Destination Imagination team with her. Abby got the ball rolling for her friends and showed them how to create a pile up – just have a young YL voice and the calls start coming! She then turned the mic over to Samay and Jaegen and helped them work through their first QSOs. They soon were comfortable with the phonetic alphabet and they had fun spelling their names during their QSOs.
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