Forest Clean-up communications THIS SATURDAY
- Forest Cleanup communications
Yes, me again. THIS SATURDAY, April 18. I had all positions filled with
one extra, then suddenly, cancellations :( I need just O N E M O R E
volunteer. Come on Lakeshore people, I have one Muskegon volunteer,
everyone else is from the GR area!
You can take your choice. Be in a VIP vehicle, vehicle, driver, and
passengers supplied. Or you can be at a collection point, your everyday
street vehicle will have no problem getting there. Its the other 250+
(non-radio) volunteers that will be driving down the two tracks with
their pick-up trucks and trailers picking up trash. We support
communications for them and the event organizers.
So call me NOW, we need to show we as ham radio operators are willing
to support such a cause.
Here is a recent Q&A I responded to:
1) Does everyone need to have a truck or trailer?
- NO! Just what you normally drive.
The VIP vehicles and Photographer are already supplied with a driver.
Just need a radio operator with a mobile or HT 2 meter and external
magnet mount antenna.
The collection sites are located where any street vehicle can get to,
otherwise the 30 or 40 yard dumpsters couldn't be brought in.
The 250 or so other volunteers come with trailers, trucks, jeeps, etc.
and run around in the woods on the two tracks seeking and collecting
trash. Our job is to keep a line of communications open.
2) Does everyone need an amateur radio license?
- Anyone involved with radio communications. Family members and friends
are certainly welcome to tag along (not in the VIP vehicles) and join
the lunch, etc.
3) Where do you plan on meeting and at what time?
- At the CarGo Gas station in Twin Lake, Hwy M-120 north of Muskegon.
7:30 AM preferred, but no later than 8:30AM. Shortly after 9, disperse
I will actually be at the CarGo Friday evening in my motorhome.
4) How long is the event expected to last?
- Meet at Blue Lake County Park for lunch about 1-1:30, then enjoy the
rest of the day.
5) What frequencies will be used for talk in?
The Muskegon County ECS repeater 146.82-(94.8Hz). If necessary, 147.42
6) Which frequencies will be used for the event?
*) Sorry if you have already answered the above, if you did this is an
opportunity to get it in front of the masses again.
And I'm using it.
If you have any other questions, CALL ME!
Time is running out, call the cell listed below.
73 Jack NY8D
1554 Lincoln Lake Ave NE
Lowell, MI 49331-9711
Cell: (616)318-4551 (Nextel 130*719*68)