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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Radio Merit Badge for March 2019 at Council Office
Location 3231 Atlantic Ave, Raleigh, NC 27604  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
3/23/2019 8:00 3/23/2019 16:00
Open for Registration Last day to Register
2/9/2019   3/22/2019
(# badges a single scout can attend)
(cost to attend event)
(Who is invited)
1 $0.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Occoneechee Neuse River

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Email Mr Chris Cancilla (W4CEC) (, the Event Manager

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ActivitySessionLocationPrerequisitesMin. AgeClass FeeMax in ClassSeats AvailableCounselor 
Radio AMOcconeechee Council OfficeTHe Workbook10305 Mr Chris Cancilla (W4CEC)
Sponsor Information
The Occoneechee Amateur Radio Society is offering the Radio Merit Badge at the council office on March 23, 2019 from 8am till 4pm.  Scouts and Scouters need to be in Class "A", Field Uniform

Please read the merit badge booklet you can purchase at the Scout Shop.
Radio Merit Badge

Scouts must Pre-read the MB Book, fill out the worksheet and be ready to ask questions!


Counselor Information

There will be several licensed Amateur Radio Operators attending and teaching that day .  There are certified Merit Badge councilors, several of them actually.


There is no cost to participate. Scouts are urged to ‘be prepared’ and bring whatever they will need including food and water. 

    The class will start approximately 8:00AM - please try to be on-site between 7:30AM and 7:45AM.

  •     We request that 1 adult adult leader per unit be present

This is not an easy, run of the mill, Merit Badge and does require a little preparedness. 

The official BSA description and requirements are at:                 


Please download the Radio Merit Badge Workbook and fill this out prior to coming to the workshop. 

This will save a substantial amount of time so we can get to the fun part of the class.

This workbook will help you with your work, --BUT-- you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet (book) that you purchase from the Scout Shop

You will receive the following upon completion

Radio Merit Badge Blue Card

Things to Do Before Coming to the Merit Badge Class

Download and print the following documents and familiarize yourself with them prior to the course. 

BRING them with you to the course.

  a. (these are the current requirements)


               (fill out at much of this worksheet as you can)

ACQUIRE, READ (prior to the event) and BRING the current Merit Badge pamphlet.

      a.    Please have any specific questions you want to address written down.

      b.    You do not have to build the crystal radio, but it's fun!

RADIO MERIT BADGE Pre-Reqs - Before attending the session, please do the following:



  1. Fill out the worksheets as complete as possible.  In order to save classroom time, draw/chart the following items in the worksheet.  That way you'll be less rushed during the course.  If you cannot get the chart done, don’t worry come anyway.  You may have to do some "post" class work before your blue card can be signed but we'll work with you to get that done


2a -Sketch a diagram showing how radio waves travel locally and around the world. Explain how the broadcast radio stations, WWV and WWVH can be used to help determine what you will hear when you listen to a shortwave radio?

Draw the chart of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (Requirement 3 a, b, c) before the class and bring it with you.  That way you'll be less rushed during the course.  If you can't get the chart done, don’t' worry come anyway.  You may have to do some "post" class work before your blue card can be signed but we'll work with you to get that done.

3a - Draw a chart of the electromagnetic spectrum covering 100 kilohertz (kHz) to 1000 megahertz (MHz).

3b - Label the MF, HF, VHF, UHF, and microwave portions of the spectrum on your diagram.

3c - Locate on your chart at least eight radio services such as AM and FM commercial broadcast, citizens band (CB), television, amateur radio (at least four amateur radio bands), and public service (police and fire).

5b - Draw a block diagram for a radio station that includes a transceiver, amplifier, microphone, antenna, and feed line.

5d - Draw eight schematic symbols. Explain what three of the represented parts do. Find three electrical components to match to three of these symbols


  1. A fully completed Merit Badge Application card for Radio Merit Badge signed by your Scoutmaster.   The card will be updated with tasks completed and returned signed at the end of the session. Include evidence of any requirements you may have completed in advance.

  2. Class A Uniform requested 

  3. A notebook or clipboard to write on and 2 pencils or pens. 

  4. Snacks (quiet type) and drinks.  Bring your lunch! 

  5. 1 Adult per troop requested 

  6. Report promptly, well rested, interested and ready to learn!

This is a PUBLIC EVENT and your family is invited to observe and get involved.

WHO KNOWS........We may just put them to work!! 

Counselor Information
Unit Sign-up Instructions
Unit leaders:  

  • Please sign up for this merit badge as a unit, even if there is only one scout attending. (we understand)

  • This ensures at least one adult will be present with and for each unit minimum.

  • There is no cost to sign up or attend

  • bring a water bottle

  • bring snacks

  • bring your lunch with you

  • There are picnic tables outside and a backpack can be used. 

    • no open fires or coals, sorry.

  • There are tables and chairs in the room which can be used in the event the weather is uncooperative.

Payment Instructions for the Unit
Directions to the Event
The council office is located at 3231 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina  27604

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Release Information
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