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N4S operation at the
2008 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. An Icom 706MKIIG HF transceiver and all band antenna were used and SSB contacts were made 20 meters. 

Many stations were contacted in Florida during their QSO party. One station in San Francisco was working the Florida contest but took time out to talk to some of the Boy Scouts.  Also a station in Scotland was contacted. Several Boy Scouts were interested in Amateur Radio and want to learn more about being licensed.   Several Scout leaders, some licensed, came by to observe the operation.  Over 1000 scouts from Eastern North Carolina were at the Camporee.   

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Murray Merner, K4MHM, checking out the bands.

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Tom Parsons, W4TEP, in foreground and Indian demonstration in the background.  They have some loud tom-toms!

 

Murray, K4MHM, telling Scouts about Amateur Radio.  Troops were from all over Eastern North Carolina.  Several came by from Lenoir, Craven, Wilson, Martin and other counties.

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Murray, K4MHM demonstrating the N4S station.

 

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Murray, K4MHM operating N4S with Boy Scouts circled around.

 

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Two Scout troops from Martin County.

 

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Jim Cooper, KD4AUI, former BARC member, was part of the Indian demonstration. 
He checked out the radio in the left picture. 
Remember, Amateur Radio "only fail-safe system" of communication, including tom-toms! 
In the right picture, he was explaining Indian customs to the Scouts. 

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