Accessed on 31 December 2016, 22:50 hrs, UTC.
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Kids Day is one of the most enjoyable experiences for newly-licensed and experienced radio amateurs. The ARRL supported event runs each January and June and is aimed at getting young people interested in Amateur Radio. The event also gives older hams an opportunity to show off their Amateur Radio stations and share their on-air experiences with their children and their children’s friends.
In 2017, Kids Day is set for 07 January and 18 June, with operating hours running between 1800 through 2359 hrs, UTC.
This fact sheet from the ARRL offers suggested exchanges, recommended frequencies, how to report the local event, and how to get a Kids Day Certificate of Participation. The article spotlights a 2011 Kids Day event held at the home of Hawaii Island ham Lloyd Cabral (KH6LC), where a bunch of neighborhood children had quite a time talking with new friends on Lloyd’s amateur radio equipment. For more information about Lloyd’s operation, check out his website at http://www.KH6LC.com. Also see the sidebar article about Lloyd’s operation for 07 January 2017.
For the latest Amateur Radio news and information, please visit these websites:
https://bigislandarrlnews.wordpress.com (this site).
http://www.kh6jrm.info (breaking news for radio amateurs).
http://kh6jrm.blogspot.com (Simple Ham Radio Antennas).
http://hawaiisciencedigest.com (latest science and technology news for radio amateurs).
Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks prior to your event. I will then contact our local print and broadcast news media.
Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.
May your New Year be safe and prosperous.
Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section