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  • John Bok
    Greetings West Michigan Hams It is again time for the West Michigan MS 150 Bike Tour. As in past years the Amateur Radio community will assist the Bike Tour
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 8, 2007
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      Greetings West Michigan Hams

      It is again time for the West Michigan MS 150 Bike Tour. As in past years
      the Amateur Radio community will assist the Bike Tour with communications
      during the 2 day event. Primary radio comms will be net control, medical
      vehicles, and support (SAG) vehicles using the Holland 147.060 94.8 pl
      repeater. If personal is available we also have some radio operators at
      some of the rest stops on the route. Why? Because Amateur Radio works,
      and cell phones are marginal at best! When all else fails......Amateur
      Radio works!

      This is a 2 day event, but if you can't work both days that is fine. We
      appreciate what you can offer in time. 1 day is good or part of a day to
      monitor a rest stop. These are long days, but the satisfaction of working
      a large event with a long history of success is also fun. You get to work
      with many hams from West Michigan, and enjoy a "warm fuzzy" feeling of
      working in a close knit group with a common goal of a safe ride for all
      the participants.

      For those not familiar with the Bike Tour, it starts at Byron Center High
      School (8500 Burlingame SW - corner of 84ty, and Burlingame east of Byron
      Center) on Saturday June 9, 2007 at 7:00 AM, and ends at Hope College in
      Holland about 5:00 PM. Sunday June 10, 2007 starts at Hope College at 7:00
      AM, and ends back at Byron Center High School about 5:00 PM. For the
      geographically challanged talk-ins are available.

      Meals are provided at the end of each day, and food is available during the
      day at various rest stops. It would not hurt to bring some water with you as
      sometimes you are on the go for long periods of time.

      If you are interested send an email to n8wvn@... or call me at
      616-748-1348. If you have a preference of where to work it is first come
      first choice. Thanks in advance for your participation in this very worth
      while event.

      What do I need to help? A mag mount antenna (rubber duck will not work), a
      radio capable of 5 wattss or more (mobile preferred), a 12 volt setup to
      connect to the vehicle power, a Y-adapter for 12volt (if others need power
      for cell), and patience!

      John Bok N8WVN
      n8wvn@...
      616-748-1348

      Below is a current staff listing

      _________________Day 1_______________________Day 2_______________________

      Net Control #1 N8KAL Kim Lobert N8KAL Kim Lobert
      Net Control #2 K8JIM Jim Tanis K8JIM Jim Tanis

      Staff Vehicle K8WLK Bill King N8WVN John Bok

      Med vehicle #1 KC8KML "Fitz" KC8KML "Fitz"
      Med vehicle #2 KD8FBV Aaron Mitchell
      Med vehicle #3 KD8FBQ Andrew Mitchell
      Med vehicle #4
      Med vehicle #5

      SAG vehicle #1 KD8DAG Don Stephens KD8DAG Don Stephens
      SAG vehicle #2 N8CTT Dennis Harriss N8CTT Dennis Harriss
      SAG vehicle #3 N8WVN John Bok N8FQ Joe Veldhuis
      SAG vehicle #4 N8XX Hank Greeb
      SAG vehicle #5
      SAG vehicle #6
      SAG vehicle #7
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