Volunteers Needed for the Head of the Charles Regatta – Friday 10/21/22-Sunday 10/23/22 – 0600-1800 Daily

KC1AEI-Matt Knowles writes:

Volunteers are needed for the Head of the Charles Regatta (HOCR) from Friday 10/21/22-Sunday 10/23/22 from 0600-1800 daily.  The Head of the Charles Regatta is a rowing event taking place on the Charles River in Boston. We staff safety boats on the water and first aid stations on land to provide emergency communications to event organizers. The HOCR is sponsored by BNY Mellon, Vineyard Vines, etc. and is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. For more information, see the event web site and volunteer registration web site links below:

Event Web Site: https://www.hocr.org

Volunteer Registration site (Select Emergency Services (HAM Radio – Land Station) or Emergency Services (Ham Radio – Safety Launch): https://volunteer.regattacentral.com/hocr/browse

Any skill level is accepted, please reach out with any questions. Thanks!

Regards,

KC1AEI-Matt Knowles

Email: matthewsknowles@gmail.com

Ham Assistance Requested: 2022 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life

Hi all, Dave Gilman KC1DDH is looking for amateur radio volunteers for the 2022 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life. Please see below for more information

The 2022 Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life is coming up on Saturday October 1st, 2022 and I am in need of Amateur Radio Operators to volunteer for SAG (Support & Gear) operations and if there is sufficient quantity of volunteers we will also be staffing the rest stops.

For those who have not worked this event before, it is a charity bicycle ride starting and finishing in Holliston Massachusetts.  Funds raised benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in their quest for a cure.

There are 3 routes.  A 12 mile, 30 mile and 62 mile loop and 4 rest stops traversing several towns around Holliston.

If you are available to help out please fill out this form and I will be in touch with more details as the date gets closer.

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP LINK

Thank You,
Dave Gilman KC1DDH
Course Safety & Communications Coordinator
KC1DDH@Gmail.com

Volunteer Registration Open For The 2022 BAA Half Marathon

Hi all,

Some of you may have already gotten an email from the BAA but volunteer registration is open for the 2022 BAA Half Marathon taking place on 11/13/22 starting in Franklin Park! There is a need for amateur radio volunteers so if you are free that day and interested please sign up. If you have volunteered at a BAA event in the past the process is very similar and you should see a banner once you log in. If you have not volunteered at a BAA event in the past follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://www.baa.org/races/baa-half-marathon/volunteer and follow the link to sign up for an Athletes’ Village account.
  2. After creating your account and logging in you should see a 2022 B.A.A Volunteer Program banner with a button that says “To Volunteer Click Here”. Click the button
  3. Fill out all the information in Steps 1 and 2
  4. For Step 3 choose “General”
  5. For Step 4 choose “Yes, I am an Amateur Radio Operator” and fill in your callsign and equipment
  6. For Step 5 choose “Apply as an individual”
  7. For Step 6 choose “Amateur Radios, Operations — Sunday, 11/13/2022”

You should get a confirmation number and an email shortly after. Registration closes October 21st at 5pm so don’t delay.

73,
Ethan KC1OIP
BARC Public Service Chair

Ham Assistance Requested: Tour de Cure New England Charity Ride – Lexington, MA – August 21st

Hi all,

Please see below from Jim Bradley KB1JKJ regarding ham support for the Tour de Cure New England Charity Ride on August 21st, 2022.

Hi –

I am Jim Bradley, KB1JKJ, of the  North Shore Radio Association.  We have been asked to help ensure the safety of the riders and make this American Diabetes eventevent a success.   I am coordinating hams and we need your help. 

This is a new post covid regional Tour de Cure New England Charity Ride starting in Lexington, MA at the office of Fractyl Health. 

We need hams for sag and rest stops on Sunday,  August 21, 2022.  There are 4 routes; 15-mile, 30-Mile, 62-Mile, 100-Mile.  All rides start and finish at the Fractyl Health parking lot in Lexington, MA. For more information on the routes >https://donations.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=informational&fr_id=13438&type=fr_informational&sid=26840

SAG (Support and Gear) Drivers

DESCRIPTION

Location: On Routes, beginning at Fractyl Health, 17 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421

Hours 5:30am – 4:00pm

• You must provide your own vehicle which has the capacity to easily transport a cyclist and bicycle.

• Pick up cyclists and bicycles for transport to the nearest rest stop or available bike mechanic. 

• Respond to calls and directions from the Command Center to aid cyclists who need road assistance. SAG drivers may be accompanied by mobile HAM radio volunteers.

• Patrol route watching for injured riders, mechanical troubles, and signage problems. Relay information to the Command Center.

Please sign up here > https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/75698315274408604/false#/invitation

If you would like to be stationary at a rest stop please email me directly.

Our ham supported public service events are interesting and fun experiences.  The communication load is light, but safety and support for the participants are always primary.  If you are new to this facet of ham radio, and want to get more public service experience, this is an excellent opportunity to learn the ropes.  If you are an experienced public service volunteer, we definitely need your help. 

I will get the assignments and more details to you as before the event.  Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. 

73,

Jim Bradley, KB1JKJ

Thanks!

Ethan KC1OIP
BARC Public Service Chair

Volunteer Registration Open For The 2022 BAA 10K

Hi all,

Some of you may have already gotten an email from the BAA but volunteer registration is open for the 2022 BAA 10K taking place on 06/26/22! There is a need for amateur radio volunteers so if you are free that day and interested please sign up. If you have volunteered at a BAA event in the past the process is very similar and you should see a banner once you log in. If you have not volunteered at a BAA event in the past follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://www.baa.org/races/baa-10k/volunteer and follow the link to sign up for an Athletes’ Village account.
  2. After creating your account and logging in you should see a 2022 B.A.A Volunteer Program banner with a button that says “To Volunteer Click Here”. Click the button
  3. Fill out all the information in Steps 1 and 2
  4. For Step 3 choose “General”
  5. For Step 4 choose “Yes, I am an Amateur Radio Operator” and fill in your callsign and equipment
  6. For Step 5 choose “Apply as an individual”
  7. For Step 6 choose “Amateur Radios, Boston Common — Sunday, 06/26/2022”

You should get a confirmation number and an email shortly after. Registration closes June 10th so don’t delay.

73,
Ethan KC1OIP
BARC Public Service Chair

MS Walk Boston April 3 Request For Help

From Rick Savage KB1LYJ:

After a 2-year hiatus MS Walk Boston is back. Throughout the year, the National MS Society organizes walks to raise funds for multiple sclerosis research and patient advocacy.  The Boston walk has long relied on hams to help ensure everyone’s safety. 

This year’s MS Walk Boston is on Sunday, April 3rd.  It starts and ends  at Boston University’s Nickerson Field in Boston, and runs along  Commonwealth Ave and Boston University.  Volunteers will check in at 8:00 AM, and stay until the early afternoon. 

To volunteer, register online at https://nmss.galaxydigital.com/need/detail/?need_id=659389

I’ll be organizing the hams for this event.  In addition to registering, please respond me with the following information:
* Your call sign, full name, and name you prefer on the air
* Contact information: your e-mail address, and phone numbers where you can be reached (cell, home, office)
* Your shirt size
* The transmit band(s) of your radio(s), and other equipment you could bring
* Do you have any needs or requests we should consider when making your assignment?

I addition to contacting me All Volunteers  must
 This is a requirement of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Thanks for volunteering, and 73,

Rick Savage KB1LYJ
rpsavage@comcast.net