Amateur Radio Support for YuKanRun Happy Holidays 5K & Half MerryThon, Gloucester, December 3, 2023

Frank Beaulieu,  WA1ESU, writes on the Cape Ann ARA mailing list:

We are still looking for operators to staff the YuKanRun Happy Holidays 5K & Half MerryThon.

Please let us know if you can staff a communications checkpoint for the event so we can plan staffing positions for the event.

While CAARA’s repeater performance has greatly improved some regions of this course may still experience some difficulty with communications especially with low-powered HTs, so we’ll be looking for higher powered equipment to staff those areas

Please let us know what type of equipment you plan to use (ie: mobile; H-T; ¼-wave mag mount; OEM 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. We do not cover the one-mile event on this day. 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.


Happy Holidays 5K & Half MerryThon Communications Team
Gloucester, Mass
Last Updated: 11/26 /2023, 09:37 pm
Event date: Sunday, December 3, 2023
On Location: by 8:45 am, for for a 9:00 am Start. Half starts at 10:00 am
Starts: 5K 9:00 am Half Marathon Run = 10:00 am
Freq: W1GLO Repeater 145.130 – PL:107.2, Backup 443.7000 + PL:107.2

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