Bloomington South Amateur Radio Club Wins 3rd Straight World Championship
Bloomington South's Amateur Radio Club Wins 3rd Straight World Championship
The unofficial results of The National Association for Amateur Radio were released this weekend and the Bloomington High School South's Amateur Radio Club (ARC), with call K9SOU, won its third world championship in a row in the high school division of School Club Roundup! In addition, for the first time ever, ARC also won the overall (Elementary through Post Secondary) contest outperforming schools such as Purdue, Georgia Tech, and Harvard!
The members of ARC are Trevor Cutshall, Zach Kasper, and Adam Terry.
Results will not be official until the scores have been verified, which could take several weeks. No changes are expected to scores that would affect the 1st place rating.
In the event, which was held October 15-19, students from Bloomington High School South made radio contact with 44 other schools in the United States and Canada (including Alaska!) In total, students made 746 contacts in 24 total hours in all 50 states, 8 Canadian provinces, and stations in these countries:
ALGERIA, ARUBA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, BRAZIL, BULGARIA, CANARY IS, CEUTA & MELILLA, CHILE, CZECH REPUBLIC, ENGLAND, EUROPEAN RUSSIA, FED REP OF GERMANY, FINLAND, FRANCE, FRENCH GUIANA, GREECE, HAITI, ITALY, JAPAN, LITHUANIA, NAMIBIA, NETHERLANDS, PERU, PORTUGAL, PUERTO RICO, SCOTLAND, SLOVENIA, SPAIN, SVALBARD, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND
This was all accomplished with only 3 student radio operators and terrible atmospheric conditions for radio waves.