Archive for June, 2011
For us Amateur Radio operators, the Bike MS Wild West Ride serves two purposes. First and foremost it is a fun time to get together and give back to the community. We always have a lot of fun with this event each year. Second, and also equally important, it is practice for an actual emergency situation where Amateur Radio operators would be called upon to provide emergency communications. For more information, visit the Event’s Website
Enjoy the weekend and put your hobby to a good use for a wonderful cause. Helping with the Bike MS Wild West Ride is where the true spirit of amateur radio is. Let’s keep active with public service events and keep amateur radio alive and useful!
- Free lunch/snacks—rest stops catered (generally sandwiches, mixed nuts, fruit, etc.)
- Free lunch—at Miami in the park
- Free dinner Saturday evening in Canadian
- Free breakfast Sunday morning in Canadian
- Free lunch Sunday in Canadian at the Quiet Inn—BBQ in the park
- YMCA—Free (bring your own bedding)
- RV Park (Rodeo Grounds—north of Canadian) $10.00/night. Tent camping is also allowed.
- Canadian Courts Motel (806) 323-8058
- The Quiet Inn (806) 323-6111
- Best Western Oasis Inn (806) 323-9660
I want to thank everyone for helping with the Bike MS Wild West Ride. Enjoy the weekend and put your hobby to a good use for a wonderful cause. Helping with the Bike MS Wild West Ride is where the true spirit of amateur radio is. Let’s keep active with public service events and keep amateur radio alive and useful!
To volunteer for an available position, call Terra Seright, KE5ZRU, AT 806-336-1746
Update 6/17/2011: The MS Society is providing all of their own SAG vehicles and drivers due to liabilities this year. However, we would still like to place a communicator in each of their vehicles if possible. A 70cm HT and a mag mount antenna will be sufficient.
|Day One||Location||Time||Call Sign||Name|
|Net Control A||Starting Line, AC East Campus||6:00||??KE5ZRT/u||Chris & terra|
|Net Control B||Starting Line, AC East Campus||6:00||KD5DYP||Adair Winter|
|Float / Comms Expert||Starting Line, AC East Campus||6:00||N5LTZ||Chip Andrews|
|Sweeper||Starting Line, AC East Campus||6:00||KE5WXN||Matthew Artley|
|RS 1||I-40 East and Hwy 207||6:45||W5PVI||Neal Lowe|
|RS 2||East on Hwy 60 from Hwy 207||7:00||N5YXN||Carl Jeans|
|RS 3||TxDot Picnic Area Between Panhandle and White Deer||7:15||N5HPJ||Henry Janhsen|
|RS 4||Clint & Sons Beef Jerky Plant, White Deer, Hwy 60||7:30||W5RAW||Raymond Winter|
|RS 5||Celanese Plant West of Pampa on Hwy 60 near railroad tracks||8:00||KD5DYP||Adair Winter|
|RS 6||TxDot weigh station East of Pampa on Hwy 60||8:30||N5ZLU||Ronnie Kerr|
|RS 7||7 miles West of Miami on Hwy 60||9:00||KE5ZRT/u||Chris & terra|
|RS 8||Lunch: Miami, in the park||9:30||AF5S||Jim Moody|
|RS 9||Top of the BIG HILL on Hwy 60||10:30||W5MJM||Mike McGlynn|
|Day Two||Location||Time||Call Sign||Name|
|Net Control C||6:00|
|Sweeper||Starting Line||6:00||KE5WXN||Matthew Artley|
|RS 1||About 3 miles East of Hwy 60 on Hwy 33||6:15|
|RS 2||At the turnaround on Hwy 33, about 15 miles east of Hwy 60||6:30|
|RS 3||Same as RS 1||7:00|
|Bike MS Wild West Ride SAG Crew||Location||Time||Call Sign||Name|
|Supply 1||Tony Ralf|
|Lead SAG||KF5CBT||Matt Carter|
|Tour Director||KF5CBR||April Brownlee|
SHORT NOTICE! HAM RADIO ASSISTANCE IS REQUESTED…
The Crown of Texas Arabian Horse Club is holding its annual Llano Estacado Challenge horse endurance race this coming Saturday and Sunday, June 18th & 19th, at Plum Creek recreation area North of Amarillo. The horse club is requesting communications assistance from the local amateur radio community to coordinate the race and provide emergency communications as necessary. We have assisted with this interesting event for many years now and it is an excellent means of practicing our emergency communications skills in the field.
The horse club provides excellent campfire meals. Bring your own water jug, sunscreen, and camping gear if you intend to spend the night. A shovel and a roll of your favorite toilet paper would also be a good idea. You’ll need at least a 35 watt mobile vhf transceiver.
Please call Adair Winter, KD5DYP, to volunteer to help with this fun event 806 231-7180