Scouts Visit K6BJ Repeater

Boy Scout Troop 604 were given a tour of the K6BJ repeater as part of the “Radio Merit Badge”requirements by Craig Harlamoff N6SBN. Craig did a show & tell of describing how each piece of equipment in the repeater works, including the antenna & grounding.  He did a great job explaining the many questions from the scouts about the repeater.
Here is the description of the requirement from the BSA Radio Merit Badge . Visit a radio installation (an amateur radio station, broadcast station, or public service communications center, for example) approved in advance by your counselor. Discuss what types of equipment you saw in use, how it was used, what types of licenses are required to operate and maintain the equipment, and the purpose of the station.

Future hams from Troop 604