Supporting public service events is an excellent way to make Amateur Radio visible to the community, support worthy charitable causes and to hone your field operating skills. The two events OCRA provides course communications for each year are:
- The Not So Normal Run on Sunday April 02 in Carrboro with about 400 runners expected. This will be our second year participating in the NSN Run. The course has changed this year, being simplified to a single 6.55 mile loop that is run 1, 2 or 3 times depending on the event. We haven’t identified where we will be located along the course yet, but will probably need 5-6 volunteers. The event web site is: http://notsonormalrun.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=6757
- Tar Heel 10 Miler Run on Saturday, April 22 is a large event with over 6,500 runners usually. The course and our positions are the same as last year, so we need 7-8 volunteers. The event web site is: http://tarheel10miler.com/
I’ll provide more info soon, along with requests to sign up for course positions. These are fun events and are good first-time public service events for newer hams, as well as useful training for ARES volunteers.
Reserve the dates on your calendars if you are interested. Feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Steve, W3AHL Orange County ARES/AUXCOMM EC
for W3AHL, Dan KR4UB