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Event Details

Event Type Merit Badge
Title Radio Merit Badge - NFARL Field Day @ Groveway Community Park
Location 160 Dobbs Dr Roswell, GA 30075  Show Map
Start Date Start Time Stop Date Stop Time
6/24/2017 8:00 6/24/2017 14:00
Open for Registration Last day to Register
5/8/2017   6/21/2017
Sessions
(# badges a single scout can attend)
Fees
(cost to attend event)
For
(Who is invited)
1 $0.00 any scout who wants to attend
Council District Type Unit
Atlanta Area Council Northern Ridge District club

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Email Mr Jon Wittlin (k4wit@nfarl.org), the Event Manager

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Sponsor Information
The North Fulton Amateur Radio League (NFARL) is dedicated to helping those interested in amateur radio to reach their goals. Our members reap the satisfaction of enhancing the hobby through personal growth and community service throughout the North Fulton and surrounding areas.Check us out at www.NFARL.org

Description
The North Fulton Radio League (NFARL) will join thousands of Amateur Radio operators (Hams) who will be showing off their emergency capabilities at this event. Amateur radio operators provide critical communications during unexpected emergencies. When trouble is brewing, Amateur Radio’s people are often the first to provide rescuers with critical information and communications - and is often the ONLY way people can communicate.



This annual event, called "Field Day" is the climax of the week long "Amateur Radio Week" sponsored by the ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio. Using only emergency power supplies, ham operators will construct emergency stations in parks, shopping malls, schools and back yards around the country. Their slogan, "Ham radio works when other systems don't!” and “ When all else fails!” is more than just words to the Hams as they prove they can send messages in many forms without the use of phone systems, internet or any other infrastructure that can be compromised in a crisis. More than 30,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year's event.



There are many aspects of the hobby to explore ranging from using shortwave frequencies to communicating with people around the planet, setting up wireless data networks, or even bouncing signals off the moon. Showing the newest digital and satellite capabilities, voice communications and even historical Morse code, hams from across the USA will be holding public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities.



Boy Scouts who visit will be able to meet the following requirements for both Emergency Preparedness and Radio Merit Badges. Advanced registration is recommended (class size is limited) – sign up at http://www.nfarl.org/fieldDay2016/RMB.html . There is no cost to participate. Scouts are urged to ‘be prepared’ and bring whatever they will need including food and water. Visit www.NFARL.org for all the details and www.usscouts.org and www.boyscouttrail.com for additional information.



Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge

[ ] 7. Take part in an emergency service project, either a real one or a practice drill, with a Scouting unit or a community agency.



Radio Merit Badge

NFARL is offering the ENTIRE Radio Merit Badge class with completion during the morning of Saturday June 24th starting at 8 AM by registered Merit Badge Counselors. The scouts that participate will have the opportunity to complete all requirements within a 5 hour period. Pre-read the MB Book and be ready to ask questions!
Counselor Information
Visit www.NFARL.org



sign up at http://www.nfarl.org/fieldDay2017/RMB.html -  do NOT sign up on this site.

 
Boy Scouts who visit will be able to meet the requirements as listed for both Emergency Preparedness (requirement 7 only) and Radio Merit Badges. There is no cost to participate. Scouts are urged to ‘be prepared’ and bring whatever they will need including food and water.  Visit www.NFARL.org for all the details and www.usscouts.org and www.boyscouttrail.com for additional information. 



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

  •     We request that 1 adult leader per troop be present.

  •     Press may be present and we request a Class 'A' Uniform be worn. By attending this class, you acknowledge that pictures may be taken by the press and NFARL field day staff to use in publications or post.

     


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:  http://www.scouting.org/filestore/Merit_Badge_ReqandRes/Radio.pdf



Please download the Merit Badge Workbook and fill this out prior to coming to the workshop.  This will save a substantial amount of time.


This workbook can help you but you still need to read the merit badge pamphlet (book): www.usscouts.org/mb/worksheets/Radio.pdf



The Online Radio Merit Badge http://k2gw.tripod.com/onlineradiomeritbadge/ is a great resource to use to help understand prior to attending the class.

Also,  AA6J Bill Jeffrey has some great notes at http://www.qsl.net/aa6j/radiomb/



You will receive the following upon completion

Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge 

Requirement [  ] 7. Take part in an emergency service project, either a real one or a practice drill, with a Scouting unit or a community agency. <==  Note that you will only receive requirement 7 and not the full merit badge.



Radio Merit Badge

NFARL is offering the ENTIRE Radio Merit Badge class with completion by early afternoon of Saturday starting at 8:00 AM by registered Merit Badge Counselors.  The scouts that participate will have the opportunity to complete all requirements within a 4 to 6 hour period.  Pre-read the MB Book, fill out the worksheet and be ready to ask questions!





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.  http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/mb093.asp (these are the current requirements)

  b.  http://usscouts.org/usscouts/mb/worksheets/Radio.pdf (fill out at much of this worksheet as you can)



1. 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 can not 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



o      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, dont' 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.






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



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



o     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).



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



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



3. 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.



4. Class A Uniform requested.



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



6. Snacks (quiet type) and drinks.




7. Chair to sit on  - Note that we will hold this class outside (under covered roof) and will be subject to weather - be prepared.......



8. 1 Adult per troop requested



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

 
This is a PUBLIC EVENT and your family is invited to observe and get involved.  We operate from 2pm Saturday continuously (overnight) until 2pm Sunday.

 

 

 

Unit Sign-up Instructions
Visit www.NFARL.org



sign up at http://www.nfarl.org/fieldDay2017/RMB.html - do NOT sign up on this site.
Payment Instructions for the Unit
no cost
Directions to the Event
Groveway Community Park

(f/k/a/ Waller Park Extension)

160 Dobbs Dr.


 Roswell, GA 30075



 

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