ARRL East Bay Section

Call for Ham volunteers

Posted by nj6t on July 17th, 2007

September 16 Oakland Bike ride support

Call for Ham volunteers - September 16 Oakland Bike ride support

The bike ride fundraiser, Bike Against the Odds, is looking for SAG drivers and Amateur Radio communications. This year's event will be on Sunday, September 16 from 6 AM to 3 PM, starting at Lake Merritt.
Please reply to Mike KB6MP via email: for more information,or to volunteer.

There are 4 overlapping routes ranging from 30 to 100 miles in Oakland,Moraga, Orinda, Berkeley and Lafayette. So, ham drivers with mobile rigs are mostly needed. APRS will be used, if available. Of course,with rest stops and the main event at Lake Merritt, there are plenty of opportunities for HT equipped volunteers to help with communications.
Lunch is provided to all volunteers. Partial day shifts are possible.

Comments from last year's volunteers:
"This year was quite rewarding"
"by far the best supported ride I have participated in"
"excellent communication provided by the ham operators"
"riders in need were reached very quickly"