Christopher Winczewski, K1TAT, writes on the CAARA list:
CAARA has a great public service team. Come out and have some fun with us.
You are using amateur radio to provide a needed public service to ensure the safety and smooth running of a public event in local communities.
I would, but I do not have a radio. No excuse, we have loaner radio’s available with a mag mount that will work in your car just by just plugging it into the cigarette lighter socket. We have loaner hand held radios as well!
I don’t have transportation. No excuse, we will pick you up and drop you off at your house. I do not have the time to spare for a whole race. Well, you can commit to a time slot, for just two hours. We will bend over backwards to get you to participate.
We are looking for operators to staff the YuKanRun Ocean View 5K & Half Marathon on Thursday, November 3rd in Ipswich. Please be on location at your Check Point by 8:00 for a 8:30 AM start. Start, finish at Ipswich High School, 134 High Street, Ipswich, MA 01938.
Please let me know if you can staff a communications check-point for the event by November 2nd so I can plan staffing positions for the event.
Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use ( mobile; HT; ¼-wave mag mount; rubber duck, etc.) so we have a better idea of where to locate you along the event course per the potential of your equipment.
The course will be open and supported by CAARA for four hours. Runner safety is everyone’s top priority. Local EMT crews and ambulances will be available for three hours to help.
Thank you in advance for your participation!