|Call Used||Category||School/Club Name||Participants|
|KL7DG ||Elementary/Primary School||Pilot Station School Radio Club||23|
|KL7DG ||AK ||Donn Gallon |
|Score||CW/RTTY/Dig Qs||Phone Qs||US||VE||DX||Clubs||Schools|
Monday and Tuesday were a wash as we had high winds that prevented our portable antenna from staying up. Wednesday was better and we were able to make a few contacts during the day. We had a celebrity visitor Ariel Tweto from "Flying Wild Alaska" was at the school presenting her "Bursting Bubbles" speaking engagement to the students. (She was supposed to be there Tuesday but the same winds kept her plane from flying to the village). She was fascinated by my account of what the radio club was doing with the students by expanding their world she wanted to see the station. She came in after school and as i was describing the components she sat down pulled up the script I had made for the kids and called CQ a few times with no takers. She couldn't stay long as her plane was due in for her next stop. The rest of the week was non operational as my classroom was going to be used as sleeping quarters for a visiting basketball team that was playing in a tournament at the school. In rural Alaska the school is the center of activity and is used as a hotel for visitors who do not have friends or family in the village. We will be back on in October as my contract to teach in Pilot was renewed.