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N4S operation at the
East Carolina Council BSA
2009 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.   SSB contacts were made 40 and 20 meters.  Operators were Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, Murray Merner, K4MHM, and Dave Langley, W4YDY.  Stations in England, Cayman Islands, Switzerland and from Florida to Montana were contacted.  Boy Scouts enjoyed talking to operators in Florida and Montana.  The operators were very helpful and the Scouts were excited. 

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, K4MHM, fixed a sign to set out near the road where hundreds of Scouts passed by going to their events.


A wide view of the N4S operation in the Gold Area Shelter.

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Dave, KV4CN, making some contacts while Murray, K4MHM, waiting for the scouts to come by for information.

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Murray, K4MHM, explains Amateur Radio material while Dave, KV4CN, (bottom left) talks about the radio operation.   

Murray, K4MHM, informing the Scouts about the materials for use in getting the Technician license and the Scout Radio Merit Badge. 

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Greenville Troop 30 Boy Scouts prepare their lunch.

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Scouts from Troop 13, New Bern, NC, enjoy talking on the radio.  Dave, W4YDY, is the control operator.  Dave, KV4CN, gave them N4S QSL cards for their contacts.
Murray, K4MHM, informing the New Bern Scouts about Amateur Radio
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Murray, K4MHM, operating and taking to Scouts.

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