From Maywood: Having radio support is a huge component of making this a safe and successful event for our riders. All told, we had 120 volunteers out on the road from here to Lake Winnebago on September 21st. That translated to over 600 hours of volunteer service for approximately 375 riders. I see that as translating to thousands of smiles throughout the day, making this a favorite bike event for all of the participants. We are so fortunate to have you helping us with the 20th anniversary Maywood Earth Ride!
Our event notes: Maywood went off without any major problems. The biggest problem were Radio Shack scanners that SAGs were pushing buttons on, stopping them from scanning. We will try to make a better way, next year. Special thanks to:
and Joel AB9RT
The Maywood Earth Ride would never have the good reputation it has without the hard work, time and talent that area hams have provided.
Thank you and 73. See you next year!
Special thanks to John AB9HH and Linda K9TZU for all of their behind-the-scenes work.
This event conjures up many different things for many people. For some, it’s all about getting as many contacts as possible in the time allotted. For others, it’s the social time spent on the breaks between CW, PSK, RTTY or Phone contacts. For others, it might be just hanging out with fellow hams, having a few sodas, some food and fun.
The ARRL-sponsored Field Day is held the 4th full weekend in June. Members are encouraged to get OUT in the FIELD – setting up stations with portable power and antennas, trying new modes, and giving community members a chance to see what amateur radio is all about. Field Day is also a great way to update your communication skills, whether they will be used to support a bike race or fun run, or in the event of an actual emergency or natural disaster.
You can read all about the annual Field Day festivities at the ARRL Web Site.
73 and Good DX