Sunday, July 31, 2016

Volunteers needed for the Tromptown Run in DeRuyter NY - August 11th

Hams are needed to provide communications for the annual Tromptown Run ½ marathon in DeRuyter NY on Thursday evening August 11th. We meet at 5 PM and the marathon run begins at 5:45PM. We are usually finished not too long after dark. If you can not be there for the start of the race that is fine, as it takes time for runners to get around the course. We will assign you to a post no matter when you arrive. This race runs rain or shine. 12 hams will keep us from having to “leapfrog” from post to post.

We are there primarily for safety communications, however the race organizer (Win Skeele) likes to know where the first runners {male and female} are and of course the last runners.
NCS will be set up at the finish line at the corner of Mechanic and Railroad St., and we can meet there; however it is difficult to get in and out of the village because of the crowds and traffic, so we tend to make assignments over the air as hams near the region. We will use 147.420 simplex. This is not an HT event; mobile radios with some power and good antennas are needed. Cellular telephone and repeater coverage are spotty.


SARC members, please RSVP if you are or are not planning to be there. Email or call with questions.

Thanks in advance, and I hope to see you there.

Andrew C. Slaugh KB2LUV
Secretary, Skyline Amateur Radio Club

145.490 Repeater PL 71.9 Cortland, NY


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