The town of Darien will host a free Amateur Radio Kids’ Day on Sunday, Jan. 2. The event is from noon until 6 p.m. at the Darien Town Hall, N2826 Foundry Road, Darien.
The Lakes Area Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring the Amateur Radio Relay League’s Kids’ Day event in our area.
Amateur Radio is involved in many things, from public services such as storm spotting/reporting and providing communications support during disasters to community updates, such as reporting from the Fall Color Festival bike race in the Kettle Moraine State Forest, to the annual “Tub Run” motorcycle rally for Muscular Dystrophy.
The Kids’ Day is an on-air event meant to encourage young people (licensed or not) to have fun with Amateur Radio. It is designed to give on-the-air experience to youngsters to foster an interest of getting an amateur radio license of their own. It is also a chance to give experienced radio operators a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with children.
The event will feature at least four radios to try out. Members will also pass out coloring books, Morse Code sheets, NATO standard phonetic alphabet sheets (Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, etc.) and information on how to contact the local amateur radio clubs.
Participants will also be given a certificate of participation.
With luck (depending on weather), participants may have a chance to contact other amateur radio operators from locations around the globe. Organizers are hopeful to reach radio operators in Antarctica and possibly talk to crew members on the International Space Station as passes over North America several times during the afternoon.
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