HDSCS Demo at Scout-o-Rama
Heartwell Park, Long Beach, June 7, 2008
Photos by Joe Moell KØOV and April Moell WA6OPS
HDSCS members staffed both the Hospital Disaster Communications and transmitter hunting activities as part of a ham radio demo at the annual Long Beach area Scout-O-Rama. This was the sixth year of HDSCS participation. The simulated hospital stations were set up by Dennis Kidder W6DQ. Besides the on-site members pictured below, the following members helped from home by QSOing with the Scouts: Paul Broden K6MHD, Allen Bullock KD6LCL, Jim McLaughlin AB6UF, Ralph Swanson WB6JBI, John Walker AC7GK and Dave West KI6EPI.
The complete Amateur Radio display had three tents: At left was a HF/VHF station operated by members of the Amateur Radio Association of Long Beach (ARALB), a transmitter hunting activity in the middle, and HDSCS on the right.
Ken Simpson W6KOS puts an eager Scout on the air
David Mofford W7KTS and a Scout listen to see if their message was correctly received.
Jackie and Jon Schaffer, WA6AKP and W6UFS, taught this Scout about "traffic handling."
Yet another Scout gets on the air, with help from Rebecca Katzen KI6OEM.
Michael Fox W6MJF and other ARALB members were in an adjacent tent, letting Scouts experience Morse Code.
Scouts also had the opportunity to track down some of the 14 tiny radio transmitters that were hidden throughout the park. Helping them were Tom Gaccione WB2LRH (upper left), Jay Thompson W6JAY (upper right), Marvin Johnston KE6HTS (center left), Richard Thompson WA6NOL (center right) and Joe Moell KØOV. All are HDSCS members except Marvin, who is a radio-orienteer from Santa Barbara.
Photos and captions Copyright © 2008 Joseph D. Moell. All rights reserved.
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