This will take place Sunday May 15th, 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.
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 than 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.
Where is it? It will be taking place near ACLE.
If you want to take part please email Graham M1CQS . If you can only join us for a few hours, please say when and we will sort you a location.