VALENCIA COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION
VALENCIA COUNTY, NEW MEXICO - SERVING OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR HOBBY
PO Box 268, Peralta, New Mexico 87042
President `Goose' Gaussoin, K5EMH Return address for this letter:
Vice President Richard Gorby KD5NTL Ralph H Clark, NM5RCSecretary
Charlotte Gaussoin, KD5OHZ 5901-J Wyoming NE PMB 278
Treasurer Keith Pfefferie, N5ZGM Albuquerque, NM 87109
To Boy Scout Leaders and Boy Scouts in Valencia County and Nearby Communities
GET YOUR RADIO MERIT BADGE DAY
Saturday, January 24, 2004 - 8:30 AM - 4 PM
511 Becker Ave, Belen, New Mexico
Downtown Belen under the elevated water tank – enter by back door.
The Valencia County Amateur Radio Association will be hosting a GET YOUR RADIO MERIT BADGE DAY. With a little preparation, most scouts will complete all requirements for their radio merit badge during the event. A registered merit badge counselor will be there to verify completion and sign the scout’s blue cards.
You are invited to bring your scouts and join in this activity. Individual scouts are also welcome, but they must be accompanied by a scout buddy in accordance with scout requirements. Parents are welcome too. Scouts in your troop who are not yet ready to work on the merit badge are welcome to come and get an introduction to Ham Radio.
Before coming, each scout should:
Get a merit badge blue card, fill it out and have it signed by their scout leader.
Get a copy of the Radio Merit Badge Pamphlet and:
Read the first 53 pages.
Study pages 16-18 in the merit badge pamphlet
All other information will be presented, discussed and reviewed in small groups (and individually as necessary) so the each scout can complete the requirements for this merit badge. The club’s KC5OUR Amateur Radio station will be on the air so each scout can fulfill the requirement for contacting another station and logging the contact. This event and the operation of the station will also provide a good introduction to the exciting world of Amateur Radio.
If you want to participate in this event, make reservations with Ralph Clark (NM5RC) at 821-7636 or Paul Ridley (N5PR) at 864-7217 by January 6. Also call if you have any questions. Participation is limited to 20 scouts, so early registration is advised.
Lunch: A two dollar ($2) per scout ($3 for adults) contribution to the pizza and soda fund or bring your own.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT OUR
FIRST ANNUAL GET YOUR RADIO MERIT BADGE DAY