|Annual Antelope Island Buffalo Run|
|Written by John Gold|
|Wednesday, 20 January 2010 09:09|
I TOLD YOU, IT WOULD BE
70, AND SUN !!
See you next year.
It is time for the annual Buffalo Run Races on Antelope Island on March 25th & 26. I am looking for volunteers again. The races are the same as last year with the exception of the start time for one race. We will be using packet from all sites as well as voice. Packet will be on 145.07, and voice will be on the DCARC 147.04 repeater. There will be a feed with the normal buffalo stew. Check out the web page at www.buffalorun.org
I would like to ask for help from the ham operators who manned the check points. I know it was not comfortable sitting or standing out in the cold for so many hours. We had packet on one frequency,(145.07 MHz) Voice on three different frequencies (147.04, 447.2, 446.5) and a monitor receiver on the Check Point/Island Trail frequency. If you did not get answered immediately, it was not because you were being ignored, but the person you called was busy with someone else.
The Race Director has asked to help again this year ! The event proved to be a great exercise. It allowed the operators to set up their equipment and operate in a tactical environment. I tried to make the assignments such that newer hams were working with more experienced hams so they could mentored by them and be exposed to actual operating conditions in the field. I think that some of you now know why I said to bring sunscreen. It was cold and windy, but that does not stop the sun from shining.
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