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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club Field Day
Location Dallas Landing Park,5120 Allatoona Drive Acworth, GA 30101  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
6/22/2019 0830 6/22/2019 1600
Open for Registration Last day to Register
5/1/2019   6/21/2019
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
1 $5.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Atlanta Area Silver Comet Troop 1294

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Email Mr Elden Morris (N1MN) (n1mn@att.net), the Event Manager

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Radio    11$52013 Mr Elden Morris (N1MN)
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The Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club of Cobb County will be holding their annual Field Day Activities at Dallas Landing Park in Acworth, GA. FieldDay is an event where amateur radio operators from around the country set up radio equipment, usually at a location other than their homes, and make as many radio contacts as they can in 24 hours simulating message handling in the event of a major disaster.



Bring your family as they can use the park's facilities (beach and swimming) while the scouts are in their class. Use of the park's facilities is free. There is a water slide but it is privately owned and has a fee.



At the end of the class, radio equipment will be set up for the scouts to talk to hams under the guidance of licensed amateur radio operators.



Families can participate in the meal and drinks by paying $5.00 per person.



The scouts will receive their meals and drinks for their registration fee. We encorage the scouts to stay hydrated because it is usually hot this time of year.


Description
When you enter the park, please tell the gate attendant that you are there for the Ham Radio Event. Your vehicle will be admitted at no charge.
Counselor Information
Unit Sign-up Instructions
Scouts need to sign up in advance. Class size is limited to 16. Scouts are required to be in uniform, either Class A or Class B. Please bring your signed blue cards. Please bring your payment with you. You can pay by cash or check payable to the Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club. Review the BSA Radio Merit Badge Work Sheet.
Payment Instructions for the Unit
Scouts are required to pay $5.00. This fee covers food and drink. We encourage the scouts to stay hydrated as this time of year is hot. If family members want to eat or drink from the Radio Club, they too, will be required to pay (their fee is $5) Otherwise, families can bring a picnic lunch.
Directions to the Event
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