ARRL East Bay Section

Operators Needed For Communications Support, Firetrails 50, October 9

Posted by af6aq on September 13th, 2010

I want to invite you to join  members of Alameda County Sheriff’s Communications Team and Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club, and others in providing communications support for the Dick Collins Firetrails 50 & Golden Hills Trail Marathon, October 9, 2010. This 50 mile footrace and concurrent “mere” marathon are run in the East Bay hills between Lake Chabot Marina and Lone Oak Picnic Area in Tilden Park, starting before dawn and ending after dark.

Please  take a look at http://sites.google.com/site/ft50communications/.  That site (still incompete) is specifically devoted to communications support, while www.firetrails50.net is the general source for information on the event. I suggest you look at both. (If working as intended, neither site requires an invitation or sign on to view.)

One thing I want to make clear is that while this is an extended operation, participation for a few hours is more than welcome. There are assignments calling for 50 watts, robust antennas, and perhaps at times smoke and mirrors, but there are also assignments available requiring only a handheld.

Thanks for your help.

Neil Fullagar, K6NCX
for 2010 Firetrails 50 & Golden Hills Marathon communications
Alameda County Sheriff’s Communications Team
ft50communications@sbcglobal.net