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Brownielocks is a licensed Ham. And, she created Ham Radio Bingo (or Amateur Radio Bingo) as an activity for the amateur radio club that she belongs to. It's a fun activity that can be played at meetings or for special club gatherings by members or anyone. You do not have to be a licensed Ham to play this game! Therefore, it's a good activity for Ham spouses, children, girlfriends, boyfriends, acquaintances, etc. too.
Below is your Ham Radio Bingo Card. Instead of "BINGO" at the top, we have "RADIO." Print out as many as you need. You will see that the "Free" spot in the center is the ARRL logo. The card fits perfectly on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. You can download it (it is watermarked). Or to print it out here on the page, click the card image and then print it out. It's best to print this out in color, on portrait setting, centered on page.
So why are the squares blank?
The next thing you do is pass around to each player a sheet of paper that looks like this:
You can add more words if you wish. I took these from the Technician and General manuals.
The players then choose words from each column and write them in the blanks under the appropriate letter that corresponds with that column. For example: Under "R" in the first square someone could write in "buffer." Then in the next square under "R" they could write in "club." This is done for each letter, with word choices offered for each. Tell them to not write the words in the order they appear on the sheet; but, to try and shuffle them around under the letters so that each player creates a unique card and you (hopefully) don't have two that are the same. You really don't want to have double wins if you can avoid it!
Here is an example of what a Ham Radio Bingo Card should look like when a player has filled in all the squares under each letter from the word choices shown above under the various letter options:
NOTE: DO NOT PRINT THIS OUT TO BE
IT IS JUST AN EXAMPLE. IF YOU DO, ALL YOUR PLAYERS WILL
HAVE THE SAME CARD!
To create words for the drawing, what you do is re-type all these words putting the appropriate letter of the column they go in...in front of the word first.
Example: D -- Ohm So that when you draw that, can say, "Under the "D" the word is Ohm." This helps you find the word faster to on your master sheet.
Once you have retyped all the words with their coded letters, print out the sheet. Then cut all these words into strips and place them in a bag, bowl or box to be drawn from.
Also print out a word sheet for yourself as a master sheet to mark off the words with a highlighter when they are called. This way after a win, it's easier to verify.
You can have just one win for the first player to get a straight row (horizontal, diagonal or vertical) and one for a cover-all game. It's all up to you!
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