The OCRA 442.150 repeater will be used Sunday, April 15th for back-up communications supporting the 2018 Spring Rally Bike Event.
The event will start around 8AM and should run until about 3pm.
If you would like to volunteer to provide communications support for the event you can sign up at at the Ham Public Service website.
The North Carolina Bike Club (NCBC) coordinates this charity ride, typically features 31, 62 and 100 mile courses for the riders. SAGS, as well as Hams assigned to Rest Stops will be needed. More information about the Spring Rally event is available on the NC Bicycle Club website
Spring is rapidly approaching, and with Spring, a young man’s thoughts turn to……..ham radio public service (well, maybe).
Below is the link to the new sign-up page. Take a look!
Events are being posted events as they are confirmed. http://tinyurl.com/zqqo557
/for Dan Sears, Public Service Coordinator
Photo by OCRA communications volunteer Dan, KR4UB.
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
Permission has been requested and granted for use of the OCRA 442.150 repeater to provide communications support for the Spring Fling Bike Event on Saturday April 1st, 2017.
Net control for the OCRA ARES 9:30am net on that day should use the abbreviated net protocol to facilitate any bike traffic needs to be passed during the net.
This is a 25, 50 and 100 mile bike event that requires SAGS, as well as hams assigned to Rest Stops. This is the first fund raising event of the season sponsored by TeamCBC and for the benefit of the National MS Society.
- Location: Inside-Out Sports, 2002 Grisdale Ln., Cary, NC 27513
- Ham Coordinator: John Stone (K3RHJ)
- Website: TeamCBC
When contacted by Dan Sears, KD4AGQ regarding the event, he also passed the info along that changes are being made to the RARS website and that a new volunteer signup site is being used for this event at http://zoneapex.net:8082
OCRA and DFMA members are encouraged to sign up for the event that will take place out of Cary into southern portions of Orange County. Further information at the event can be found at the TeamCBC website.