WT4IX - Radio Scouting

Troop 49 embarked upon a journey through the ether with the Radio Merit Badge class in which 6 Scouts earned the merit badge. Of that number 4 (Marcus, Colby, Paul, and Andrew) went on to complete the requirements for the amateur radio license and were assigned their call signs.  That was several years ago and the troop now has turned out many youth and adult radio operators.

On October 20, 2001 Troop 49 participated in the "Jamboree On The Air" (JOTA) event that was conducted around the world.  The station was set up in the field by Back Creek Presbyterian Church.   Contacts were made with several parts of the U.S. and other countries.  Every October since, Troop 49, through the leadership of Tim O'Rouke has sponsored Mecklenburg County Council's "Jamboree On The Air" (JOTA).  

A good resource for information concerning the JOTA can be found at the ARRL JOTA site.

Listed below are the active adult call signs in the troop. We will not list the Scout call signs due to privacy and safety issues.


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WT4IX  Boy Scouts of America - Troop 49 
W4YN  Tim O'Rourke 
KG4EGX  Chip Wampler 
KG4EGY  Raymond Coulter 
KG4EGZ  Buddy Brewer 
KG4JQK Darrel Torrence 
KG4KMR  Jeff Worboys 
N4XYS  Max Cooper 
WA4ZEC  Vernon Brewer 
KG4YPI  Mark Chapman 
KG4QME  Scott Bingler 
HB9S  World Scout Bureau 
K2BSA  Boy Scouts of America - National Office 
PA6JAM  Scouting Nederland National Station (Netherlands) 
JA1YSS  Boy Scouts of Nippon - National Office (Japan) 
5Z4KSA  The Kenya Scouts Association 
VK1BP  The Scout Association of Australia 
GB2GP  The Scout Association - Gilwell Park (England) 
XE1ASM  Boy Scouts of Mexico 
DU1BSP  Boy Scouts of Philippines 
TF3JAM  Scouts of Iceland 
KG4JFY  Colby Torrence 
KG4SZS Chris C. 
KD5DET Dan McLaughlin 
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