The Boston Amateur Radio Club is coordinating communications for a number of upcoming public service events in 2005.
“When hams engage in public service as mandated by the FCC Rules, the benefits go well beyond just following the rules. We can enjoy our hobby… and protect the health and safety of event participants,” according to Boston ARC Public Service Chair Bob Salow, WA1IDA.
“We support worthy charities,” adds Salow. “We learn to work within an organized effort. We experience the technical aspects of operating under adverse conditions. We practice communicating under emergency conditions. We can demonstrate these qualities to the communities we serve and thus promote our service for their acceptance.”
♦ Multiple Sclerosis Walk – 10 April – Charity walk in Boston and Cambridge.
♦ Blue Hill Observatory Open House – 30 April – Public presentation of ham radio in Milton.
♦ Run of the Charles – 24 April – Canoe races on the Charles River from Needham to Boston.
♦ Bikes Not Bombs – May – 15-, 25-, 62-mile bicycle tours in western and southern suburbs of Boston.
♦ Muddy-Buddy – June – Staged athletic event in Plymouth. We may support but not coordinate.
♦ Tri-Boston Triathlon – 4 September – Swim, Bike, Run race in Boston and Cambridge.
♦ WGBH Ice Cream FunFest – September – Logistics management, ham radio public awareness in Boston.
♦ BAA Half Marathon – 9 October – 13.1 miles; 98% in Boston, 2% in Brookline.
For further information, or to volunteer for any of these events, contact Bob Salow, WA1IDA at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (508) 650-9440.
—Thanks Boston ARC The SPARC, March 2005