The 'kids race' started at about 0800 and then the 5k got underway shortly thereafter. We had amateur radio operators at various places along the race route to report the position of the lead runner. We also kept our eyes open to report any injuries and such in case EMS needed to be dispatched. Happy to say that there were no injuries today. The race is not very long and the last runner crossed the finish line around 0930. Wish I had remembered to take more pictures.
Steve did a great job as net control and the newly revived 147.210 repeater on the Talmadge Bridge performed extremely well allowing great coverage for the route and enabling us to use lowest power settings on our handhelds to extend battery life. Not that battery life was an issue for a two hour exercise but it's good practice.
Thanks to the following operators for volunteering thier time, talents, and equipment to help make our contribution to the race a success. Great to have several "new" folks helping out this year!
Steve Jonas - K4SDJ
Guy McDonald - K4GTM
Mac McCormick - AF4KL
Irene McCormick - KF4RFF
Don Oberline - KK4AMD
Bob Hearn - N1HNR
Christine Hale - KK4ANA
|Race route and operator positions|
|Where I was positioned for the race|
|Pledge of Allegiance|
|"On your mark, get set........"|
|"Eat more Chickin"|
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