N4S operation at the
2007 Boy Scout Camporee at
Camp Bonner North in Beaufort County, NC
The Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club set up a Special Event Station at Camp Bonner North in Beaufort County, NC using the call sign N4S coordinated by Dave LeMoine, KV4CN. A Yaesu HF transceiver and all band antenna was used and contacts were made on 40 and 20 meters, all SSB except for one on CW. Many stations were contacted in Florida during their QSO party and several took time to talk to some of the Boy Scouts. Also stations in Switzerland and England were contacted. Several Boy Scouts were interested in Amateur Radio and want to learn more about being licensed. Several Scout leaders came by to observe the operation and we were given a standing invitation to return at future camporees. Over 1000 scouts from Eastern North Carolina were at the camporee.
N4S set up under a shelter at Camp Bonner North just East of Washington, NC on April 29, 2006. The 2006 Boy Scout Camporee was in progress with over 1000 scouts from Eastern North Carolina in attendance. Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, Murray Merner, K4MHM, and Dave Langley, W4YDY, were the operators.
Boy Scout Troop 30 from Jarvis Memorial Methodist Church in Greenville, NC
Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, operating N4S while Murray Merner, K4MHM, looks on. Boy Scout troops stopped by to see Amateur Radio demonstrated using SSB, CW and PSK. The 40 and 20 meter bands were used with the center of a Carolina Windom up about 40 feet.
Dave Langley, W4YDY, making a contact on 20 meters
Murray, K4MHM operating N4S with Boy Scouts on the background