Tour de Westford, Lowell Youth Soccer Fall Freeze Need Ham Help

Police Amateur RAdio Team of Westford logo“Bo” Budinger, WA1QYM writes on PART-L:

[The Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford] is primarily a public service organization. We have had a good history of helping out with communications for many different organizations over the years. There are two upcoming events that I would like to bring your attention to. They both require a fair number of hams to participate. All that is required is a 2 meter walkie (and maybe a spare battery or two). Please let the contact people know if you are willing to participate!


Police Amateur Radio Team of Westford


This year’s [Tour de Westford Bicycle Ride] will be held on October 8, which is the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. Dave (WI1R) is in charge. The format of the ride will be the same as last year, and the course will pretty much be the same of last year’s course. The 30 mile ride will start at 10:00 AM and the 12 mile ride will start at 1:00 PM or 1:30 PM. If you’re available and want to help with this year’s ride, please send Dave (WI1R) a reply letting him know if you want to work the 30 mile ride, the 12 mile ride, or both.
Contact Dave at:


The Lowell Youth Soccer Association will be having their Annual Fall Freeze Tournament on November 11 and 12. This is their major fundraiser. Proceeds from this fundraiser allow them to provide scholarships and equipment to the less fortunate youth of our city and surrounding cities/towns. It also allows them to provide a safe, pleasurable, soccer environment for over 1000 current soccer players in our league.

During this Fall Freeze Tournament they will need communications help in the Parking areas, as well as shadowing of other volunteers on the field.

They normally have over 100 teams competing from not only Lowell and the surrounding area but teams traveling from surrounding states such as Maine, Connecticut, and Rhode Island to name a few. Between the players, spectators, and coaches, this provides a turn out of thousands. We will need many people for this event and for both days! Contact: Ron (KB1KRG) at:

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