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2010 Order of the Arrow Conclave
N4S operation at the
East Carolina Council Boy Scouts of America
at Camp Boddie in Beaufort County, NC


The Brightleaf Amateur Radio Club set up a Special Event Station at Camp Boddie in Beaufort County, NC using the call sign N4S coordinated by Dave LeMoine, KV4CN.  A couple of Yaesu 897 transceivers were used along with a Carolina Windom and a Tarheel Model 75A Stubby antenna.   Amateur Radio operators were Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, John McCoy, K4KBB, Taylor Millar, W4WTM, Murray Merner, K4MHM, David Landry, W4DWA, Dave Langley, W4YDY and Dave Price, K4KDP.  Stations in the USA and Europe were contacted. 

"The Order of the Arrow (OA) is the national honor society of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). It uses American Indian-styled traditions and ceremonies to bestow recognition on scouts selected by their peers as best exemplifying the ideals of Scouting." (Boy Scout web site)

Over 1000 Boy Scouts and their leaders attended the 2010 Order of the Arrow Conclave at Camp Boddie near Blount's Creek, NC.  There were many exhibits on display from 9 AM to 2 PM on April 17. 2010.  The Boy Scouts observed the exhibits and received stickers for their participation. 

A special thanks goes to BARC Member Jeff Wainwright, NW4S, for getting BARC in touch with Brian Snow, OAX Advisor for the Order of the Arrow Conclave.  Brian was most helpful with information to Dave, KV4CN, for BARC to prepare the exhibit.  They also furnished a tasty lunch for the exhibitors. 

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David Landry, W4DWA, viewing the nearby Pamlico River. Dave Price, K4KDP, Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, Taylor Millar, W4WTM and John McCoy, K4KBB setting up the display before the event started at 9 AM.

Eagle Scout David Landry, W4DWA, viewing the nearby Pamlico River.

 

Dave Price, K4KDP, Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, Taylor Millar, W4WTM and John McCoy, K4KBB setting up the display before the event started at 9 AM.

 

John McCoy, K4KBB, Murray Merner, K4MHM, Dave Price, K4KDP, Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, Taylor Millar, W4WTM and Dave Mumau, friend of K4MHM,setting up the display. Dave, KV4CN, used a slingshot to get an antenna up high in the tree.
John McCoy, K4KBB, Murray Merner, K4MHM, Dave Price, K4KDP, Dave LeMoine, KV4CN, Taylor Millar, W4WTM and Dave Mumau, friend of K4MHM,setting up the display.

 

Dave, KV4CN, used a slingshot to get the Carolina Windom antenna center up high in the tree.  Each end was tied off about 10 high to other trees.  It did an excellent job on 20 meters.

John, K4KBB, and Taylor, W4WTM, installing the Tarheel Model 75A antenna.  John had an extra long whip on it and it worked great on 40 meter.

David, W4DWA, Taylor, W4WTM, (seated), Dave, KV4CN, and Murray, K4MHM, setting up the stations.
John, K4KBB, and Taylor, W4WTM, installing the Tarheel Model 75A antenna.  John had an extra long whip on it and it worked great on 40 meters.

 

David, W4DWA, Taylor, W4WTM, (seated), Dave, KV4CN, and Murray, K4MHM, setting up the stations.

John, K4KBB, Murray, K4MHM, Dave, K4KDB, Dave, KV4CN, and seated Taylor, W4WTM, completing setup. Dave, KV4CN, and John, K4KBB, tuning the radios.  Others in the picture, David, W4DWA, at the table and in the background from left, Taylor, W4WTM, Murray, K4MHM, and Dave Mumau
John, K4KBB, Murray, K4MHM, Dave, K4KDB, Dave, KV4CN, and seated Taylor, W4WTM, completing setup.

Dave, KV4CN, and John, K4KBB, tuning the Yeasu 897 radios.  Others in the picture, David, W4DWA, at the table and in the background from left, Taylor, W4WTM, Murray, K4MHM, and Dave Mumau

 

Greenville Troop 30 and Order of the Arrow Boy Scout Will Landry observes the BARC display. Will observes John, K4KBB, tuning the radio. Murray passing out stickers to the Boy Scouts while Dave, KV4CN, make N4S contacts.

Greenville Troop 30 and Order of the Arrow Boy Scout Will Landry observes the BARC display.  Order of the Arrow Boy Scouts wear the white sash.  Will is the brother of David, W4DWA, an Eagle Scout, and grandson of Dave, W4YDY.

 

Left, Will observes John, K4KBB, tuning the radio. Murray passing out stickers to the Boy Scouts while Dave, KV4CN, make N4S contacts.
Dave Price, K4KDP, from Goldsboro, joined the BARC group and set up a small table with Morse Code keys that the Scouts could try out. Dave Price, K4KDP, from Goldsboro, joined the BARC group and set up a small table with Morse Code keys that the Scouts could try out.
Dave Price, K4KDP, from Goldsboro, joined the BARC group and set up a small table with Morse Code keys that the Scouts could try out.

 

Dave, K4KDP, informing the Scouts about Morse code and the Scouts check out the keys.

Dave, K4KDP, watches as the Scouts try their hand at code.

Dave, K4KDP,  with a group of Scouts.     (K4KDB photo)
Dave, K4KDP, watches as the Scouts try their hand at code.  Dave also has an Icom 706 transceiver on display.

 

Dave, K4KDP,  with a group of Scouts.     (K4KDB photo)

 

Dave, K4KDP, with another group of Scouts.     (K4KDB photo) Dave, KV4CN, Taylor, W4WTM, John, K4KBB, and Dave, W4YDY at the BARC table.

Dave, K4KDP, with another group of Scouts.     (K4KDB photo)

 

Dave, KV4CN, Taylor, W4WTM, John, K4KBB, and Dave, W4YDY at the BARC table.  (K4KDB photo)
Scouts checking out the radio setup.  Sitting at table from left, John, K4KBB, David, W4DWA, and Dave, KV4CN. David, W4DWA, passing out the stickers for the Scouts.  Later in the day the Scouts would get patches for their activity.
Scouts checking out the radio setup.   Sitting at table from left, John, K4KBB, David, W4DWA, and Dave, KV4CN.

 

David, W4DWA, passing out the stickers for the Scouts.  Later in the day the Scouts would get patches for their activities.
Other exhibits as seen from the N4S location. A view of the N4S location with the Pamlico River in the background.  It was an awesome riverside location for operating.  No local interference problems.
Other exhibits as seen from the N4S location.
A view of the N4S location with the Pamlico River in the background.  It was an awesome riverside location for operating.   No line noise or local interference problems.

 

Murray, K4MHM, talking to the Boy Scouts about Amateur Radio. On the riverside, North Carolina, United States of America and Order of the Arrow flags fly.
Murray, K4MHM, talking to the Boy Scouts about Amateur Radio.

 

On the riverside, North Carolina, United States of America and Order of the Arrow flags fly.
Indians dance to the tom-toms at their exhibit.  Time to go home. John, K4KBB, and Taylor, W4WTM, removing the Tarheel Model 75A antenna.
Indians dance to the tom-toms at their exhibit. 
Time to go home. John, K4KBB, and Taylor, W4WTM, removing the Tarheel Model 75A antenna. 

 


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