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> On Sep 20, 2016, at 9:51 AM, Philip Hudson via BVARC <bvarc@bvarc.org> wrote:
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> Actually, I receive the instructor discount for the License manuals. With the 
> discount, it comes out to about $22.50 and the ARRL pays the shipping to the 
> registered instructors. I’m meeting with the officers at the Elks Lodge 
> tonight to find out if we have any grant money left over from one of the 
> other programs that can cover the cost of the manuals for the Scouts. I don’t 
> foresee any problem getting money from the grant, but it depends if we have 
> any money left from out other programs (they usually over-budget the other 
> programs so there should be money left over).
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> I’ll let you know more after our meeting tonight.
>  
> Philip Hudson
> WD5DAY
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> From: mark janzer [mailto:k5...@yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 1:19 PM
> To: eric.j.l...@gmail.com; Rick Hiller -- W5RH <wn3...@gmail.com>; 
> kf5...@gmail.com; Philip Hudson <phud...@swbell.net>
> Subject: Re: [BVARC] License Class for Boy Scouts
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> I'll defer to Rick as to the class length.
>  
> Eric, what are your thoughts on adding an hour or two to the Tuesday meeting, 
> for several weeks, for a radio session? Would that be too much time for the 
> kids on a school night?
>  
> As to cost for license study, there is the ARRL book at $29, the instructor 
> discount gets the price down to $25. Amazon has the book for $23 (plus 
> shipping).
>  
> Another alternative, which may be more adaptable to the scouts schedule, is 
> have them do a combined course of live sessions and online tutoring. This 
> might be better for achieving both the merit badge and a license. 
> Check out "Ham It Forward"
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> HamItForward - A better way to Elmer people into ham radio!
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> HamItForward - A better way to Elmer people into ham radio!
> Let the computer handle the drudgery of exam preparation, freeing 
> hamstructors to Elmer the students into ham ra...
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> A book for each student may not then be needed, and the cost is $20 (minimum 
> 5).  Thoughts?
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> 73
> Mark
> K5MGJ
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> From: "eric.j.l...@gmail.com" <eric.j.l...@gmail.com>
> To: Rick Hiller -- W5RH <wn3...@gmail.com>; kf5...@gmail.com; Philip Hudson 
> <phud...@swbell.net>; mark janzer <k5...@yahoo.com> 
> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:18 PM
> Subject: Re: [BVARC] License Class for Boy Scouts
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> Rick Hiller, Mark Janzer, and Philip Hudson,
> Thank you for responding to my email about offering a licensing class and 
> merit badge class to our scouts.  I was not sure if anyone would respond and 
> I ended up with three people wanting to help.
> I have a feeling that the three of you may know each other so I figured I 
> would respond back to all of you at the same time. Your emails to me 
> complemented each other. Rick has some past experience teaching the Radio 
> Merit badge, Philip is a registered instructor with the ARRL, and Mark has 
> been waiting for the opportunity to help teach scouts about radio.  If the 
> three of you are able to work together to offer both a licensing class, and a 
> merit badge class that would be great.  (If you prefer to work alone, that 
> works too just let me know).
> Here are some more details and questions:
> Our trip to Guadalupe peak is in June of 2017.  We are flexible on dates and 
> timing for a ham radio class depending on your availability and preferences.  
> My only request is that the classes not be on Friday nights or Saturdays.
> How many hours of instruction do you think we need? Would you prefer one long 
> Sunday, or several short weekday evenings.
> Our Troop usually meets on Tuesday nights at 7pm at Congregation Beth Israel. 
> Most of our scouts live in the Meyerland and Bellaire area, but we can travel 
> for a class anywhere in the greater Houston area.
> I do not know how many scouts in our troop are interested yet.  I would 
> estimate that we would have less than 10 scouts.  If there is a minimum 
> number you would like to have to make the class worth your time, please let 
> me know. We could extend an invitation to other troops in our area to 
> increase the class size.
> Do you have an estimated cost for any expenses that our scouts may need to 
> procure? Philip mentioned a discount on one of the ARRL books.
> Similar to other large organizations there may be some paperwork you will 
> need to fill out as a counselor. The BSA requires Merit Badge Counselors to 
> be registered and take the BSA Youth Protection Training (YPT) Online. 
> Registration has to be done every year however YPT is good for two years.  I 
> will help with BSA registration as needed.
> Thank you again for your support.
> Eric Lieb
> Assistant Scoutmaster
> Troop 806
> 281-221-4992
> eric.j.l...@gmail.com
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> Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network.
> From: Rick Hiller -- W5RH
> Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 7:15 AM
> To: Eric Lieb; kf5...@gmail.com
> Subject: Re: [BVARC] License Class for Boy Scouts
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> Eric, 
>  
> GM.   What time period/frame are you thinking about?  
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> Once a week at meetings or maybe on a few Saturdays, etc.?
>  
> How many boys?    Location?
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> I was a SHAC merit badge councelor for Radio a few years ago, but I have not 
> been a registered Scouter for quite a few years.  Used to do the merit badge 
> fairs.
>  
> Just gathering information to see if I can help you out.
>  
> Thanks and 73...Rick Hiller  
>            The Radio Hotel  -- W5RH
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> e-mail:     rickhille...@gmail.com
> Cell:        832-474-3713
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> On Mon, Sep 12, 2016 at 11:48 PM, Eric via BVARC <bvarc@bvarc.org> wrote:
> Howdy,
>  
> My name is Eric Lieb, I am an Assistant Scoutmaster with Troop 806 in the 
> Myerland area. Our scouts are planning a trip next year to Guadalupe Peak 
> (Tallest peak in Texas), Carlsbad Caverns, and El Paso. 
>  
> We will be out of cell phone range for most of the trip. ‎This is a perfect 
> opportunity to encourage our scouts to earn and use a ham radio license.
>  
> I am looking for someone in the ham community that might be willing to teach 
> a licensing course to our scouts. If the scouts can also complete the Radio 
> Merit Badge that would be a huge plus. 
>  
> Please let me know if you are interested or able to help. You can respond 
> directly to me at my call sign email (kf5...@gmail.com) or through my other 
> email in the signature line.
>  
> Thank you for your support.
>  
> Eric Lieb
> Assistant Scoutmaster
> Troop 806
> 281-221-4992
> eric.j.l...@gmail.com
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