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Forest cleanup, April 17, one more radio volunteer

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  • Jack Amelar
    **Please forward this message on the various Lakeshore area e-mail reflectors. Thanks!** TNX to John W8QZ of Walker and Josh KC8NHR of Spring Lake for
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 14, 2010
      **Please forward this message on the various Lakeshore area e-mail
      reflectors. Thanks!**

      TNX to John W8QZ of Walker and Josh KC8NHR of Spring Lake for volunteering.

      I will make this my last appeal as I should have one more volunteer for
      the Photographer's vehicle, but if someone won't step up, just have to
      leave the photographer on his own.

      TNX again to Damon KC7NEC of North Muskegon, Dennis N8CUF & Mary N8EZL
      of Jenison, and Frank N8UVI of Grattan

      Position to fill:
      One official vehicle, Photographer vehicle, they supply the vehicle and
      driver, you supply the radio and you.

      73 Jack NY8D


      On Saturday, April 17, the Two Trackers http://www.twotrackers.org
      will be sponsoring the
      12th annual Forest Cleanup in the Manistee National Forest area and
      other public lands,
      in northern Muskegon County and southern Oceana county.
      Last year, over 200 volunteers showed up with pick-up trucks and
      trailers to clean out
      trash and tires that gets dumped. More details and trash statistics

      Last year I was approached by the coordinators of this event to help
      with communications.
      The organizers had discovered that cell phones and CBs don't do so
      well in the woods.
      That's where the "to provide a public service" part of amateur radio
      comes in.
      Being a member of the Two Trackers, being involved for the past few
      years picking up and
      hauling trash, and being a ham operator, I was approached to organize

      We did such a good job last year, I was asked to do it again this
      year. I have
      volunteered to organize and operate ground zero / net control.

      We'll need radio volunteers at 3 dumpster sites with-in the forest
      area, with the tour
      vehicles, the coordinator(s), and photographer. Additional radio
      assignments may be needed.

      The event starts in Twin Lake at the CarGo gas station on Hwy M-120.
      Registration at 8AM
      (radio volunteers will have our own registration), volunteers sent
      out in the field at 9.
      Rolls, coffee, and volunteer "communications" shirts provided to
      those who volunteer
      early enough that I can forward sizes to the shirt printer. Hot dog
      lunch provided at
      about 1PM. After volunteers move into the field, ground zero will
      move from the CarGo
      station to Blue Lake Township Park where lunch will be served. After
      lunch, those who want to help wrap up the event are welcome to, other

      wise done for the
      An event flier can be found at

      We will use the Muskegon County Emergency Service 146.82(94.8Hz) 2M
      repeater. My contact
      information is in my signature. TIA.

      73 Jack NY8D

      Jack Amelar
      1554 Lincoln Lake Ave NE
      Lowell, MI 49331-9711
      Home: (616)897-6885
      Office: (616)493-8736
      Cell: (616)318-4551 (Nextel 130*719*68)
      E-mail: mailto:jamelar@...
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