RADIO CONTACT PROCEDURES FOR HOME STATIONS

 

Objectives

 

Help the scout complete the following merit badge requirements:

 

7.a.2.a. Carry on a 10-minute real or simulated ham radio contact using voice.

Use proper call signs, Q signals and abbreviations.

7.a.2.b. Properly log the real or simulated ham radio contact and signal report.

7.a.3. Explain at least five Q signals or amateur radio terms you hear while listening.

 

References

 

Merit Badge Requirements Checklist The Plan for Today

 

Contact Frequency Information

 

While the contact will probably be VHF via (VCARAs KC5OUR 146.700 100 tone) repeater or by simplex (146.540), we will handle it as if it were a HF contact. Thus, the scout will be calling CQ, using Q signals, giving a RST report and using phonetics. You should reply in a similar manner.

 

Suggestions

 

Ask questions and provide on the air mentoring to help the scout learn the proper procedures. Some possible questions/approaches are listed below: