Ankeny Centennial High School students Jacob Payne, Peter Shaw,
Josh Pyburn, Mason Gordinier, and John Atagozli use Amateur Radio (ham radio)
to contact other schools around the U.S. ACHS students participated in the
American Radio Relay League’s (ARRL) Fall School Club Round-up contest in which
school ham radio clubs contact as many other ham radio operators as possible
over the course of one week. Ankeny Centennial has competed in the ARRL contest since
2013. This year, seven students participated and made contacts with dozens of
ham radio operators across the U.S. Ham radio operators exchange postcards
(called “QSL cards”) to confirm that the contact was made.
ACHS club president Lexi Peterson is pictured filling out the information to confirm contacts with ACHS. (View larger)
AC0HS is the call sign assigned by
the FCC to ACHS’s ham radio station. The ARRL School Club Round-up contest is
held twice each year during the third week of October and the second week of
February. Please contact Mike Miller, club sponsor, at Michael.Miller@AnkenySchools.org
for more information.
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