Talk with the museum patrons (children and parents) to explain our amateur radio exhibit and our hobby. Emphasize the wide ranging educational value of amateur radio including technology, radio phenomena, science, geography, language arts, hands-on building, public service, self improvement and vocational.
RaRa partners with other
ARCs to staff the event. Rochester DX Association typically provides and staffs a HF special
event station. RARA provides and staffs 3-4 tables containing hands-on and highly interactive
demonstrations of electronics, magnetism and radio communication. The equipment is supplied
by the volunteers and usually stays at the exhibit during the term for other volunteers to
We typically staff the exhibit for 3-4 days of the five day event. We try to schedule
a staff of 2-4 volunteers for the day. RDXA will schedule and staff the special event station.
The event typically runs from about 10:00 AM thru 3:00 PM daily.
Radios are not required.
However, a HT with related experience using a local repeater and IRLP is useful.
is free to the volunteers. Arrange your break time with other volunteers to enable visiting
other exhibits in the museum. Socialize with other ham radio volunteers and witness operation
of the HF special event station. Thank you for enlightening the RMSC patrons about amateur