Head Of The Charles Help Requested

Head of the Charles photoJeff Arnold, K1EMS writes:

On behalf of the American Red Cross First Aid Station Committee of Massachusetts Bay we are asking your help once again this year for the 2008 Head of the Charles Regatta.

This year’s dates are Friday through Sunday, October 17, 18, 19:

Friday, October 17, 12 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 18 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, October 19 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Because of road closures and ability to shift people around, we need you to be able to commit to a whole day. Please pass this message on to your friends and ham radio clubs.

If you are available to help with ham radio support of this event for any one or all of the days please reply to my email with the following information:

call sign
home phone
cell phone
email address
jacket size
land station or boat station

If you have done this before and would like to be where you were, please let me know that location. We try to give station requests on a first-come, first-serve basis, but if you are returning this year, we will try to give you preference.

APRS–this year we once again hope to have APRS set up for each of the ten rescue boats. We’re not sure what frequency we will be using yet. If you have a tracker box set up and it works, we would like to use it for the weekend. Your unit must have a battery capable of operating the 12-hour day, and a charging cable so that we can charge them up overnight each day.

VHF and/or UHF capability (will let you know as soon as we figure out which we will be using).

We will program these units at CBC before the event or send you the file that will be with your unit.

Thank you all and look forward to hearing back from each of you.

Jeffrey Arnold, K1EMS

Jeffrey Arnold

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