Amateur Radio Support Needed for Ashland Half Marathon in March

As a warm-up to the Boston Marathon in April, Ashland, Massachusetts has organized the Ashland Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon road race, to be held on 16 March, 2014. Expect this event to span between 8AM and at the latest 1PM.

This may well be the very first Amateur Radio public service opportunity of the year.

Last year was the first time ham radio made a showing, thanks to the support of the MMRA and FARA. This year, the event organizers are depending upon the safety and logistics communications presence that our Amateur Radio Service brings.

Come one, come all. Experienced or first timers. There will be a place in our communications constellation for you in this organized event.

It’s helpful if you have 2M/70CM mobile and portable radios. Your portable should have sufficient battery for 4 to 6 hours of use and a gain antenna.

To register, you have two options:

Send email to Mark Richards, K1MGY, Amateur Radio Team coordinator at:

Or register using the online form at:

Once registered you’ll be contacted by K1MGY with further information. Assignments and other documentation will be forthcoming within the next two weeks.

Looking forward to your support!

/Mark Richards

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