MS Journey of Hope Help Needed, May 12

Rick Savage, KB1LYJ writes:

The Multiple Sclerosis Journey of Hope Walk on Saturday, 12 May 2012, is a 7.5 mile course which starts and finishes at Natick High School, with the course on the streets of the town. We have been asked again to help make the event safe for the walkers, spectators and staff. We will assign hams to key intersections and as shadows for staff and medical support.

The communication load for this event is light and is an excellent opportunity for those who are new to ham public service. For those who have done this before – your help is needed again more than ever.

Hams are asked to assemble at 0800 and our assignments should be complete by early afternoon. Lunch will be provided for all participants and volunteers. The Natick High School is located at 15 West St in Natick, MA

A 2-meter and 70-cm, 5 watt dual band hand-held is required for this event. A better antenna than the “rubber duck” antenna that came with your radio is best for public service events. Be sure to have sufficient batteries to last the day.

We need your assistance to help make this event successful. If you can help with this event, please reply to me with all of the following information as soon as possible. Email is the best method.

Full name
On-air name
Call sign
Postal mailing address (including 9-digit ZIP code)
Evening phone
Day phone
Cell phone
Email address
Do you have a dual-band radio?
Do you have a magnetic mount antenna?
T-shirt size

If you know other hams who would like to volunteer, ask them to send the above information to me. If you are new and want to get public service experience, let me know and you will be accommodated as best we can.

Please let me know promptly if you can help. Assignments and more details will be sent shortly before the event. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.


Rick Savage, KB1LYJ
781.289.7364 (H)
617.905.9686 (C)

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