Jeremy, KB1REQ reports:
On February 14-18, 2011, schools across the country will take to the airwaves for the annual ARRL School Club Roundup. This contest lasts an entire week and is held to encourage the use of amateur radio in the classroom and to expose the next generation of radio amateurs to contesting. The exchange is simple and there are competition levels for every school from elementary to university and for non-school clubs and individuals as well. SCR is not generally regraded as a high-intensity contest, it is rather a chance for schools everywhere to have some fun on the bands.
In years past the Eastern Massachusetts Section has had a good showing for this event. Let’s continue that this year! If you are involved with a school club operating this event, let us know so we can listen for them during the contest and share their story with the amateur radio community.
All rules and information available at the SCR website at http://www.arrl.org/school-club-roundup.
Jeremy Breef-Pilz, KB1REQ
[ARRL] Assistant Section Manager, Youth Activities
Eastern Massachusetts Section