The traditional exchange for kids day is: name, age, location, and favorite color. Be sure to work the same station again if an operator has changed. To draw attention, call “CQ Kids Day.”
- Sunday, January 8, 2012
- Saturday, June 16, 2012
Kids Day always runs from 1800 UTC through 2359 UTC. Operate as much or as little as you like.
We have enjoyed operating on kids day in year's past. It has always been a lot of fun. 99% of the contacts have been very positive. The best contacts have been with hams who are patient and encouraging to the youngsters (a.k.a Potential Future Hams).
We have encountered one or two not-so-patient and not-so-encouraging contacts. These hams seemed to have not been aware of the kids day event nor understood the intent. If you belong to an amateur radio club or net please pass the word about this year's kids day event.