|Call Used||Category||School/Club Name||Participants|
|K1BBS ||Senior High School||Burr and Burton Amateur Radio Club||37|
|WD1W ||VT ||Chris Kochenour |
|Score||CW/RTTY/Dig Qs||Phone Qs||US||VE||DX||Clubs||Schools|
It took 4 of us an hour and a half to string up the 94 foot dipole (same antenna we use every year). This antenna comes out of a third story math classroom ... across the school's driveway ... and is anchored in a tree. Man, it was cold. The first day of the event was a snow day ... a common occurrence for K1BBS in the February SCR. As is customary, a student (one of the team captains) walked to school so we wouldn't lose a day. 5 hours later ... Cubby had 235 contacts ... I had 1. It is safe to say that everyone involved had a great time and we scored our highest score ever. The best part, though, is to witness the maturation of a first time operator as they transition from timid and balky talkers to confident and smooth pileup managers. By week's end, I could sit back and let the students perform all the necessary functions and make all the decisions. To listen to them discuss what they had heard and how to reply was a treat. SCR is the only ham radio activity K1BBS participates in ... and that is what makes this such a special event. Students literally wait all year for this. Thanks to all the stations that contacted our students ... especially those from other schools. You are the ones that made this event so enjoyable. de WD1W ... trustee of K1BBS.