|Bountiful Handcart Days Parade|
|Written by N7DND|
|Wednesday, 09 April 2008 18:00|
Grand Parade July 23rd!!!
2013 This year’s theme, “ !
The 63th annual Grand Parade will be held on July 23, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. It begins at 1500 So Main Street and proceeds north on Main Street to 400 North.
The Parade is a big event with over 75 entries annually and over 14,000 spectators! Entries are sponsored by churches, civic groups, businesses, and others. Over 200 volunteers make it happen on parade day. Hundreds of others begin making preparations months before the parade.
STAGING BEGINS AT 3:00 PM
All amateurs need to check in at the volunteer table, it is located in the park by the cleaners. Please be in place by 15:30. Parking is available in the new parking terrace.There will be a short meeting!
PA stations go directly to there PA location. You don't have to be in place till 17:00.
Please go to http://www.handcartdays.org/events/parade/ to get, and print your Parade Day documents!
Ham operators are at the parade to communicate! They should have adequate equipment to communicate. In some cases Handy talkies will not be enough. Gain antennas, spare batteries, ear buds, etc.
If rain is in the forecast bring protection for yourself, the radio and the paperwork. (Maps, line- up lists, instructions can be printed from the web). All Hams should bring an orange Vest, a name tag, with your call sign, and a clipboard.
We will confirm your position prior to the parade. In most cases, shadows and assembly will check in at the park across the street from the Maverk. .
I try to use the same people at the same positions each year. If you want to change, please ask its fun to try something new.
A. Shadow has a very important job; He or She will be assigned to a Parade official. There job will be to communicate the information, to and from this person. In most cases you are on your feet for the complete parade. If you are lucky enough to get the Parade chair, or a staging official, you will be asked to make some very important decisions. You will be asked to pass the exact info that you are told.Ware cumfy Shoes.
This person is responsible to make sure that all entries in their area are in place and ready to go by 17:00. Each entry will be assigned a number and it will be written on the street! When it is their turn, the start Ham (Mel Parks) will call you on the radio and you are to work with the parade volunteers’ to get them moving... Each assembly Ham will have two- four Church volunteers to complete this task.
3. Public address stations, 10 ea
This Person’s responsibility to receive parade traffic from net control and pass it to the announcer during the parade. In some cases you will need a magnetic mount antenna; you can attach it to the scuffling. You can transmit twice as far. Please take sticky notes, great way to communate with the announcer.
This year Hams will take possession of the sound equipment if the announcer is not there.by 17:00..
4. Net Controls
This persons responsibly is to oversee the commutations of the parade, there are three or four types of net controles.. Shadow, PA, Assembly, and Parade.They has resources to get with the police, fire, and toe trucks
Radio Support (Things to Remember again) 2013
A Net will be held on JULY 18 2013 19:00, on a Radio frequency of 147.42. We will confirm your position prior to the parade. I try to use the same people at the same positions each year. If you want to change, please ask. Operators should have adequate equipment to communicate. Gain antennas, spare batteries, ear buds, etc. If rain is in the forecast bring protection for yourself, the radio and the paperwork. (Maps, line- up lists, instructions). Assembly people should bring a Vest, clipboard, PA stations need clip board and some sticky notes to write on and then they can hand it to the announcers.
RADIO FREQUENCES FOR THE PARADE WILL BE: PA STATIONS 145.57 simplix ASSEMBLY AREA 147.42/449.925 REPEATER ans Shadows will be on 145.75 simplex.
NOTE: The staging area will be blocked off to “through traffic” after 4:00 p.m. on tuesday, July 23.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 17 January 2013 20:21|