Boy Scouts of America Troop 6 Hams
Our troop has 16 licensed scouts and 16 licensed scouters & parents, with more soon to join us! We enjoy providing amateur radio services to our Tri-Lakes community, and we appreciate our close mentoring affiliation with the WØTLM Fire Radio Association.
We really enjoyed all the contacts made from the summit of Pikes Peak on August 7th, 2011 during the Colorado 14er Event. Thanks to the 104 of you who we were able to contact in our four hours on the mountain and thanks to everyone who gave us a try! Our scouts had a blast running the pile up, and everyone was very patient and kind to our young men learning the HF ropes. Some photos from the Pikes Peak 14er operation are below. Listen for us again this year on August 5th during the Colorado 14er!
We also had a terrific operation on the HF bands during our week-long summer camp activity this year from the Colorado Rocky Mountains, June 26 - July 2, 2011. We appreciate the contacts made, many of which were the first HF contact for young Scouts. We'll be transmitting from our Colorado mountain summer camp location again this year, July 15 - 20. Give us a shout on 10m, 15m, or 20m.
See our troop in Boys Life Magazine in October 2011 edition! The article is titled "Cache Me If You Can" and describes our GeoFox event, combining geocaching with amateur radio foxhunting on a forest course in the mountains of Colorado. Video link.
Our club portable HF station:
LnR Precision PAR End Fedz 10, 15, 20 and 40 meter antennas
Deep cycle marine cell power
And check us out in the August 2011 edition of QST Magazine! Our club trustee, WØSTU, had an article published describing our GeoFox Radiosport Rally in October 2010. [Article now mirrored with ARRL permission at http://www.scouting.org/jota/JOTA_in_news.aspx.]
Yours in Scouting, 73,
Troop 6 Hams
Boys Life Magazine Article, Oct 2011
August 2011 Edition, QST Magazine Cover
August 2011 Colorado 14er Event, with KBØSA transmitting from the summit of Pikes Peak!
Our 20m end fed wire above our 20m station, and the 2m station vertical to the right.
Jeremy working the HF contacts while Eric logs, Brandon listens in, and Stu watches.
Andrew seeking a 6m peak-to-peak contact with his tri-band while Kyle works 440 MHz with the Arrow directional.
Kyle ready with the Arrow and HT.
Stu picks up a couple of peak-to-peak contacts with the HT.