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2019 Puddle Jumper Classic
On Saturday June 8th, eight club members and three hams from the community spent the day providing communications for the 25k and 50k Puddle Jumper Classic trail runs. The club prepared extensively for the event with multiple site visits, meetings, and online information sharing.
The club used their UHF repeater that was stationed close to the race location for the majority of communications with some additional VHF simplex use.
Each station manager was responsible for outfitting their stations with gear and transportation of gear and personnel to the stations.
The day started a bit cloudy and cold but warmed up as the day went on. The amateurs had not previously met many of the volunteers at the station locations and a rapport was quickly developed. The atmosphere was jovial yet businesslike.
Everyone came away from the event with positive feelings about our contribution and our time at the event.
Here is a description of the four stations:
At Cliff Gilker Park, Gord VA7GRF, Barry VE7YEE, and Patrick VE7HZF setup their station a bit too close to the DJ and later had to move further away from the speakers: