Boston Marathon Volunteers Needed – April 18th

Marathon Amateur Radio Communications is seeking amateur radio volunteers for the 115th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 18, 2011.  People are needed at stations along the route.

Marathon Amateur Radio Communications is a consortium built on the cooperative efforts of Framingham Amateur Radio Association and Minuteman Repeater Association.  These clubs work together to provide radio communications in support of the Marathon from Hopkinton to Boston.

If you are a licensed amateur radio operator and would like more information or to volunteer, please click here.

Jimmy Fund Walk – September 12th

Hams needed for the Jimmy Fund Marathon Walk.  It will be on Sunday, September 12th.  There are hams needed at the medical station at each “refueling station” and on the medical buses.  It is a whole day event, but there is some flexibility in start and end times for medical stations.  You will need a 2 meter HT with extra batteries.  This is a low key event and a good first Public Service Event for a new ham.

If you can help or have a question, send an email.  Make sure it has Jimmy Fund in the subject.  Feel free to call me if you would like to talk about it.

Steve, W3EVE
Cell: 508-922-9688

Public Service Events – Volunteers Requested

The Ham Radio Communications on Wheels (HAMCOW) is a locally ran mobile communications center which is deployed for road races, amateur radio contests, field day, public safety and public service events.

The HAMCOW crew is actively looking for volunteers to assist with communications on several upcoming local events.  If you would like more information or are interested in helping out, you may contact them directly – hamcow [at] qsl [dot] net.

Upcoming Events:

  • 6/19 – Freetown: Patriot Half Triathlon & Minuteman Sprint
  • 7/24 – New Bedford: Whaling City Triathlon
  • 8/28 – Lakeville: Cranberry Tri-Fest
  • 9/26 – Dartmouth: Buzzards Bay Triathlon

North Shore Public Service Request

From our friends at NSRA in Peabody, MA:

Well it is that time of the year again. Public Service Season.

All those that like to help and DON’T mind traveling to the North Shore area, the NSRA would like your help… The North Shore Radio Club does a long list of events every year. This year we even have a few new ones on the list.

If you want to help, please visit www.nsradio.org and click on the Public Service link. Check the list out against your spare time and let us know if you want to help.

There are also some other events on the New England list that has a link at the top of our page.

Hope to see a few who don’t mind traveling to support our causes.

Thanks for you time…

Eric Horwitz, KA1NCF
North Shore Radio Association – Public Service Coordinator

North Shore ARES District Emergency Coordinator

Volunteers Needed for Patriot Triathalon

The Patriot Triathlon is almost here! The event on June 20, 2009 consists of a 1.2 mile swim, 58 mile bike ride, and a 13.1 mile run. As always, Ham Radio operators are needed to assist with the communications of the event. The event starts early so a few operators are needed to be in position by 7AM, so early arrival on site is a must. Operators are needed mostly on the bike ride and running courses. Check out the Patriot Triathlon web page for a video of last years event.

Most assignments should only require a 5 watt HT, but a high-gain antenna and spare battery are preferred for reliability. If you plan to volunteer please contact Tony Duarte, N1XRS, at tdduarte-at-comcast-dot-net.