Kid's Day 2009

Kid's Ink Gainesville, Georgia

Saturday January 3

Photo's courtesy of Marc Shockley KJ4EZQ


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Children involved with a "fox hunt"




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  Marcus Shockley (Son Of Marc KJ4EZQ & Kim KJ4HAV)

                             teaching Doyle W4DJG how it should be done.


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                             discuss radio theory.


Phil.jpg (499262 bytes) Phil Loggins K4PDL get's a lesson on passing 3rd party traffic 

                           from this young lady.

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  PC set up for printing certificates

 for all participants.



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Toy of the day !!!




 Several LARC members including Philip K4PDL, Matt KJ4FVR, Debbie KJ4FQV,

Kimberly KJ4HAV, Marc KJ4EZQ and Doyle W4DJG were on site at “Kid’s Ink” in Gainesville with

 a 2 meter station set up to allow children to talk via Amateur Radio. We were assisted in the field by John KE4PCF,  Mike KF4HPU and Michael K9VR.  All together, we had about 30 kids between the age of 5 and 10 to make contact and share a few comments on the radio. The children were excited to have this opportunity. We, in turn,  were excited to share our hobby for a few minutes with the youngsters.

The group operated for about 4 hours. The look on the kid’s faces made the trip well worthwhile.

 Each child received a certificate along with our blessings of  “bragging rights” for their accomplishment.


We will never know what seed may have been planted that may someday grow into the next

brainstorm of a new idea in our ever changing hobby we call “amateur radio”.  A good time was had by all.

Many thanks to all those who participated and helped make our day a success.


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