We made the club's 2-Meter Repeater available for Sacramento area amateurs participating in the ARRL sponsored "Kid's Day" event on January 4th, 2012. This event was a real success with lots of activity on the repeater by both young and old. We are already looking forward to the next event. Kid's Day is intended to encourage young people (licensed or not) to enjoy Amateur Radio. It gives young people hands-on experience so they might develop an interest in pursuing a license in the future. It is also intended to give hams a chance to share their station with children.
Date: January 6th and June 15th, 2013.
Time: 1800 - 2400 Z (which is 1100 to 1700 local Sacramento time). Please leave the SARC repeater clear from 12:00 to approximately 12:30 for the daily SARC Noon Time Net.
Suggested Exchange: Station callsign, operator name, age, location, and favorite color. You are encouraged to work the same station again if the operator has changed. Call "CQ Kid's Day".
Suggested Frequencies: 28350 to 28400 kHz, 21380 to 21400, 14270 to 14300 kHz and 2-meter repeater frequencies with permission from your area repeater sponsor. Observe third party traffic restrictions when making DX QSOs.
Reporting: Check the ARRL website for the lastest reporting rules.
Awards: All participants are eligible to receive a colorful certificate (it becomes the child's personalized sales brochure on ham radio). Check the ARRL website for the lastest awards procedures.