Forest cleanup, April 17, one more radio volunteer
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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
COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
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
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
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
1554 Lincoln Lake Ave NE
Lowell, MI 49331-9711
Cell: (616)318-4551 (Nextel 130*719*68)