Cape Cod Clubs Developing Relationships with Public Events

Eastern MA Assistant Section Manager Rob Leiden, K1UI, writes:

Cape Cod is busy in the summer. Many of the towns have events that draw visitors and inhabitants. The Barnstable Amateur Radio Club ( BARC) is attempting to utilize these to inform the general public about Amateur radio and BARC. We have assigned some of our members to work with some of the organizations that organize these events. We hope to have these experienced members also work with new members using a checklist to develop the expertise to organize amateur radio support for future events.

These experienced members have contacted most of the organizations that are responsible for the events. While some are still affected by Covid restrictions, we are finding some of them beginning to restart.

BARC seeks to develop a relationship with each organization so that BARC can be considered a regular attendee of the events. In some cases we are working with the other clubs on the Cape, such as the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association (FARA) and Pilgrim Amateur Radio  Club ( PARC).

Below is a list of the events that we have contacted, or will be contacting for this season on Cape Cod:

Event Start Date
Optimism Walk (Parkinson’s) 5/22/21
Relay for Life 6/19/21
Save the Bay 6/26/21
Field Day 6/26/21
Fourth of July – Chatham 7/3/21
Fourth of July – Orleans 7/3/21
Brooks Park Festival – July 7/11/21
Barnstable County Fair 7/19/21
Pan-MASS Challenge 8/8/21
Brooks Park Festival – August 8/8/21
Against The Tide 8/14/21
Falmouth Road Race 8/15/21
Windmill Weekend 9/4/21
MS Challenge Walk 9/10/21
Swim for Life 9/11/21
GASP (Bike Ride) 9/12/21
Cranberry Festival 9/19/21
Alzheimer’s Walk 10/3/21
Yarmouth Seaside Festival 10/9/21
JOTA 10/15/21
Wellfleet Oyster Festival 10/16/21
Race for the Cure 10/23/21
Cape Cod Marathon 10/31/21
Winter Field Day 1/29/22
St. Patrick’s Day Parade 3/19/22
Cape Cod Maker Faire 4/23/22
Brewster-in-Bloom Parade 4/30/22
BSA STEM Event  


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