August 8, 2020

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Via the ARRL: Kids Day in the Age of COVID-19

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Under normal circumstances, Kids Day on Saturday, June 20, would offer an opportunity for individual radio amateurs or clubs to introduce the next generation to amateur radio. This year, however, Kids Day is likely to look a bit different, due to precautions — both advised and in place — during the COVID-19 pandemic. ARRL recommends that mentors and young operators adhere to prescribed COVID-19 guidelines in these difficult times.

“We encourage you to take the advice of your local and regional health officials as to whether it’s wise to gather in groups and what precautions are necessary,” ARRL Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE, allowed. “If inviting individual youngsters or groups into your shack is not advisable, look instead into other ways of mentoring youngsters.”

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/kids-day-in-the-age-of-covid-19

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