Director Woolweaver is a member of the ARRL Foundation Board of Directors and it was his privilege to announce at the West Gulf Division convention at Ardmore, OK the approval of an equipment grant of $2,018 to the Viking Radio Club of Lawton, OK. The grant was approved for the purchase of a Kenwood 590 radio, a Hustler 5-BTV antenna and for coaxial cable and connectors. “The grant application received Board approval in the fastest time that I have seen since being elected to the Foundation Board”, reported Director Woolweaver.
As outlined in Viking’s grant application, this grant will provide funding for resources to strengthen the club and provide for a pilot program at the Eisenhower Middle School in Lawton. The ARRL Foundation Directors shared the hope that the program will expand to encompass the entire school district of 18,000 students applauding their two-fold plan to encourage Amateur Radio and educate students in accord with state standards. The West Gulf Leadership joins the Foundation Directors in applauding the Viking Amateur Radio Club’s goal of being a model for other schools.