Queen Bee Marathon Needs More Volunteers

19 September roster update:  KC8AZM, KE8CEI, KA8DME, N8JMV, W8MRL, KE8P, KD8YVF, KD8ZLB, KB8ZYE

The “total number needed” has been tweaked down by 2 as there will be 2 courtesy vans instead of 4 (and they promise to show up!)  We have 12-13 jobs still to fill!

Also, volunteer registration is now available — if you are one of the 9 above I have a raceday assignment for you, but we are asking everyone to sign up through the Pig now or soon:

Volunteer Registration Instructions:
1) Click here: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/open_opportunities.php?id=331
2) Find and click on your group name: Queen City Emergency Net
3) Complete the required information
4) Enter  qbham  for the group password when asked near the end of the form
5) Click “get me registered” to submit your information and receive a confirmation email

Queen Bee Half Marathon Looking for Volunteers

***NOTE: for the ARES teams out there, we recognize that this is SET weekend…Hamilton County ARES will staff the EOC radio room for this event and has committed to the level of effort necessary for this to succeed!***

Check out the route here: http://queenbeehalf.com/the-qb/half-marathon/

It is somewhat like the Pig without much of downtown, NKY, Hyde Park, and with the addition of Mount Lookout.
Starting gun is 730am with a 4-miler starting at 8am. Route will be closed at 18:00 pace so the event will necessarily be over before noon.

Here is what we’re being asked to provide:
11 water stops
someone with Iris   
someone with John   
someone with Shawn   
someone with Jeannette   
lead parade   
sweep bus   
4 courtesy vans (we expect to dispatch them from net control too)

I’d like to see 3-4 ops at net control (EMA facility on Radcliffe Dr. — please let me know if you are committed to this detail even if you’ve spoken to Bryan already.) So the total is 24-25. Tri-Health should provide medical radios and we’re working on the “interconnect” piece of that.

Volunteer registration system is not available right now — so I’m asking you to email/call me directly to express your interest. Let me know if you’re interested in last year’s assignment, or would prefer something new. Also let me know if you have any time or location preferences, whether you are new to the event or returning!

Thanks for your patience!

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USAF Marathon looking for Volunteers – Sept 16, 2017

Time is rapidly approaching and approximately sixty-five (65) amateur radio operators are needed to support the USAF Marathon at Wright Patterson Air Force Base on Saturday, September 16, 2017 to provide the USAF Marathon Staff with emergency and logistic communications. This world class event has over 20,000 participants, volunteers, and spectators in attendance every year. This will also be the 70th Anniversary Celebration for the USAF, which was formed on September 18, 1947.

Amateur radio operators are indispensable in rapidly communicating information on runner’s locations and status, heat index settings, severe weather notifications, as well as emergencies and logistic issues. Plus, APRS is utilized to track lead runners and “tail end Charlie’s”, thus allowing race officials and emergency services to more accurately manage the race progression.

According to Robert Aguiar, USAF Marathon Race Director, the senior base leaders rely on the communication skills of our amateur radios operators and use them a as a vital resource. According to Rob, “This race would be extremely difficult if not impossible to accomplish without their support and dedication.”

Multiple races are held on this day including: 10K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon, and Wheelchair. Now is the time to volunteer for the USAF Marathon. If you will be in the Dayton, Ohio area on Saturday, September 16, 2017 and would like to take part in a world class event, please go to the USAF Marathon website at _http://www.usafmarathon.com_
(http://www.usafmarathon.com/) / and click the volunteer now link, scroll down to the amateur radio section to register. Training will be provided prior to the event.
Registration closes August 31, 2017.

If you have any questions please email:
Dave Crawford, KF4KWW
USAF Marathon Amateur Radio Lead Volunteer
KF4KWW @ ARRL.NET

Pray, Hope, Believe 5K Pictures

First of all, thank you to all who worked the Pray, Hope, Believe this morning. Pictures have been posted to the website of the event from the point of view of Jeff, KC8QCH and Cameron, KC8UVM. Thanks to Cameron for taking pictures.

I also took video that I need to go through so more will be added soon. Check the page under the photo albums under the club section.

Lots of Volunteer Opportunities Coming Up

There are a ton of volunteer opportunities that are looking for Ham Radio Operators over the next few months. I will share them below, hopefully in correct chronological order with appropriate information about them:

Wed July 4: Pray, Hope, Believe 5K: Contact Don, N8LMJ at n8lmj@arrl.net to volunteer or use the signup form on the website.

July 15-16: Young’s Dairy Charity Bike Tour: This one comes from the Miami Valley Email list. This takes place in from like yellow springs Ohio and goes to Bellefontaine and Ada Ohio. This one is a bit of a trek, but if you are looking for something to do, it’s a chance to get out and play Radio. Contact Mike Crawford, KC8GLE at kc8gle@earthlink.net if you are interested.

July 27 – 30: Pan Ohio Hope Ride (Tentative): Currently not looking for greater Cincinnati volunteers, but are looking at various repeaters. If this changes, will let people know. Contact: Steve Lewis, N8TFD for questions.

August 4 -5: BikeMS: This is a 2 day ride. Needs a bunch of volunteers. Contact Steve Lewis, N8TFD to volunteer

Sat. September 9: Market2Market Relay: Contact Steve Lewis, N8TFD to volunteer.

Sat. October 7: Queen Bee Half Marathon: Registration not open yet, just a heads up. Contact Steve Lewis, N8TFD to volunteer.

Sun October 15: Diabetes Bike Ride (Tentative): “A bike ride has been proposed for Sunday, October 15, with a start/finish at the Cincinnati Zoo and routes TBD. I have no further detail at this time. Please mark your calendars” Contact: Steve Lewis, N8TFD