SPARC Introduces Amateur Radio to Boy Scout Troop 124:

eHam.net News — SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — On June 5th, Dave Hackett, from the South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) gave an excellent demonstration that introduced the world of Amateur (Ham) Radio to Boy Scout Troop 124 at their weekly Troop Meeting. It included a brief history of wireless communications, a presentation about how radio signals can travel great distances and how this characteristic can be used to contact other Ham Radio operators hundreds, even, thousands, of miles apart. By connecting a transceiver to his laptop, Dave was able to show the Scouts places in the continental United States, South America and Europe he contacted earlier that day. The Scouts were also given a demonstration on Morse Code, by Marvin Bronstein, and were able to use an electronic keyer.

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