This will take place Sunday May 19th, from approx 08.00 until 14.30.
We have been asked to provide radio coms for the Rotary Club’s charity walk.
We will need around 10 members to fully man all of their marshal points – as usual we only have to provide radio coms at these points, you won’t be asked to do any marshalling.
Training from this exercise – setting up and maintaining a portable station in the field, finding the location from a map, passing messages during the exercise, learning how we operate. There is also the opportunity to operate control / keep the log / liaise with the organisers at control etc. All in all you can learn a lot.
What will you need? Equipment –I suspect that a handheld should be sufficient but car mobile (assuming access to the marshal points) would be better, those who took part in our aerial making exercise will find that bringing and setting that up will be an exercise in itself.
Other things – reflective jacket / tabard, RAYNET sign (copy to print off on this web site) to display, water proofs, warm clothing etc. – pencil paper (pencils are better then pens if it gets wet). We don’t envisage, any need for QTH base station involvement in this exercise – any necessary relaying will be done between members on the ground as part of the training process. If you can only get for a few hours then that is ok, we can slot you in.
Oh yes, nearly forgot – Where is it? It will be taking place near ACLE. I suspect the walk will be down to the river/marshes along the valley towards Upton and back again . . . the starting point being at Acle Rec Centre.
Remember WE NEED YOU If you want to take part please email me, marking your email ‘RAYNET – Exercise Long Walk 2013’. If you can only join us for a few hours, please say when and we will sort you a location.
Look forward to seeing / talking to you on the 19th.
Steve, G7VAH Coastal group controller
Sunday May 19th Exercise Long Walk -
To: Members taking part: M0HPJ, G0SMS, M6COU, G8SDU, G8EEY, 2E0ILH, M3TFZ,
M1CQS, 2E0DJR, G7VAH.
From: Steve G7VAH, Coastal Controller.
Many thanks again for Sunday. I have received the following email from Henry Dent of Great
Yarmouth Rotary Club.and it’s all down to you people! Read and enjoy,
I just cannot let another day pass without mailing to thank you and your splendid team of operators for all that you did for us
on Sunday. You are all so calm, patient and skilful. It really is so reassuring knowing that you can make instant contact with
our Marshals and be able to locate our 'stray sheep' You are all so interested in what we are doing and become 'temporary
Rotarians' even to the extent of physical search and rescue this time! A really splendid bunch of people.
We were so fortunate to be blessed with the most spring like morning which helped to made the event go with a swing.
We must now wait until early July for the Walkers to collect and submit their sponsorship monies when as previously, we will
advise you the financial outcome.
In the meantime please we send our warmest thanks to you and all your team.
Walk Base and Route Manager.
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Short route map 5.7Miles HERE
Medium route map 7.9Miles HERE
Long route map 9.9Miles HERE
Overall map HERE
Pictures of Marshalling locations HERE