Members from the Whitman Amateur Radio Club and the Massasoit Amateur Radio Association joined forces on September 23, 2007 to provide communications and coordination for the third annual D. W. Field Park Triathlon in Brockton.
The race started with a 14.5 mile bicycle race followed by a 1.7 mile canoe and kayak race on Waldo Lake, and then a 10k (6.2 mile) road race. Teams consisted of 1-3 persons who cycled, canoed/kayaked, and ran. Forty seven bicycle teams and about 100 people participated. Proceeds from the Triathlon benefit the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center.
Hams were positioned around the race track; they reported on race progress. They also watched and reported to Net Control about any participants experiencing problems. A battery-operated, solar-powered 2-meter “Go Kit” supplied by N1XTB was kept on display in the registration area.
Shown here (L-R): K1REL, W1GMF, W1JOE, KB1CYV, N1LCY, N1FY, N1VTI, KB1MTW, N1XTB, NI1X. Photo courtesy N1XTB