This is a one day agenda with three one hour classes, with an On the Air session
and station visit, assuming a start time of 9:00 AM.
It could also be broken into a series of four troop meetings. If you plan on teaching
more than ten scouts at a time, consider breaking them into patrols and rotating them through the different classes.
If your schedule requires it, the classes and the on air experience do not have to be given in sequential order.
Scheduling the on the air contacts without having kids standing around waiting is the big concern.
Remember, a Scout needs to make a ten minute contact, so a single station can only accomodate six scouts in an hour.
Having multiple stations (including a VHF one to guarantee a contact helps). Also, a short foxhunt can keep the Scouts
interest while others talk on the air.
0800-0845 Set-up stations and classrooms by Ham Instructors
0845-0900 Registration & Blue Card Check
0845-0900 Show "The Ham Band" Music Videos from youtube
while Scouts gather
0900-0910 "Hello" Video from the ARRL
0910-0915 Introductions, Orientation
0915-0925 Host Organization History
0925-0930 If necessary, divide Scouts into groups of
10 or less to rotate to different classrooms and stations.
0930-1025 - CLASS 1 - INTRO TO RADIO
- What is Radio?
- •Types of Radio Services
- •Call Signs & Identification
- •Phonetic Alphabet
- Electromagnetic Spectrum
- CLASS 2 - COMPONENTS, SAFETY & CAREERS
•Conductors & Insulators
•Types of Electrical Circuits
•Block Diagrams of Radios
•Electronic Components & Symbols
•How Radio Carries Information
Careers in Radio
- Show "Amateur
Radio Today" Video from ARRL
- Show "ICOM Dayton
Hamvention 2004 Part 3" Video from ICOM
- Questions and Answers
- CLASS 3 - AMATEUR RADIO
•Amateur Radio Licenses
•Amateur Radio Activities
•Q Signals & Abbreviations
•Types of Amateur stations
•NOAA Weather Radio
•Logging a contact
1330-1445 - On the Air Contacts
1430-1440 "Katrina - The Untold Story" video (excerpt
Hand out Blue Cards and Technician License Course Flyer
1500-1600 Tear Down
Have a Technician License Course start about two weeks later!
A MS Word document that you can download and use as a template for organizing your event can
be downloaded by clicking below.