The Camp Shohola Phone System
By Dylan Greene
Cabin 1 The phone system at camp was started by Tom Gibson in 1975. It was originally operated by campers who were operators and connect calls from cabins to the radio station and other areas. First a person dials in. Then another person, an operator, picks up the operator phone. Then whatever cabin likes to talk to each other, the operator connects the person to the cabin they want to call by moving knobs on the phone system. The phone system is now completely automatic and very important because otherwise, I doubt they could talk to other cabins. The phone system is also important campers can get hurt and counselors would call the infirmary. The 1999 Amateur Radio HAM Fest
By Scott Kominers
Cabin 8 On Sunday 7/14/99, ten HAM Radio, Computer/Internet, Advanced Electronics, and Computer Music students visited the HAM Fest. The HAM Fest consisted of many different HAM Radio operators, computer users, and general electronic part dealers there to show and sell their wares. Many different items were sold, including HAM Radio equipment, computers, electronic kits, computer components, and even portable TVs. People tended to decrease prices as time went on. Towards the end, in fact, many people gave their older items away free due to the fact that they didnít want to bring their items home. Some Shohola campers got very lucky. Ryan Foy came home with a portable TV and a cell phone as well as other items. Another Shohola camper got a free computer that the dealer didnít want to lug home. Scott Kominers
got a cell phone originally priced by a dealer to sell at $10 for $1. Tommy picked up a nice modem and Dave Love bought a few multimeters.
The 1999 WCSR Mystery Marathon
By Alex Manning
Cabin 14 On July 12 , 1999,starting at 7:00 in the evening, the camp radio station WCSR presented the 28th annual Mystery marathon. This event pits the green team against the white team in a competition on who can get the most points doing various things. One of the things you had to do to get points was to see which team could get the most stickers that were scattered all over the camp , for example two stickers were found under the rubber on the pitchers mound and under home base. Another thing you could of done for points, is on the radio they would give clues of nick names that the counselors and working seniors had given themselves, and if you had gotten it then they would give you a ticket worth one point. Then came the pyramid where the first team that made one would get five points, white had done this, and finally the gold and silver disks. This is where they hid a gold and silver disk and then give you clues of where they are. White had found the silver disk which was worth10 points, then Seth Broderson, on the green team, found the gold disk which was worth 15 points. At the end white had won with the score of 129, and green with 81 points.