The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Wahkiakum HS places 13th nationally in radio contest

 


The School Club Roundup is a contest in February among schools across the country each trying to contact via radio as many other schools as possible. The results were just published this week: Our high school radio club with support from the Wahkiakum Amateur Radio Club (N7WAH) placed 13th overall amongst high schools.

The N7WAH club provided the equipment for the Amateur Radio station located in the Tech room as Wahkiakum High School. Advisors from 4-H and the radio club guided club members to make the contacts from as far away as New York.

This contest is a good way to test equipment and to train operators in the case of future emergencies. Their next test is Amateur Radio Field Day on June 23-24. The N7WAH club will be operating three temporary emergency stations set up on the baseball field behind Wahkiakum High School.

The public is encouraged to drop in anytime between noon Saturday and noon Sunday to check out how "ham" radio works in a simulated 24-hour emergency. See their website for more information: http://www.qsl.net/n7wah/index.html.

 

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