Ham Volunteers Needed on Saturday, June 8th

There’s a bike ride in Limestone County this weekend. Our club Vice-President Steve Vibbert KD2JSW and his wife Anita KD2KAG are heading up the route communications and have sent a request for other hams to assist. If you can help out, contact either of them. Steve’s info can be found through the club officers page.

The text of Anita’s message:


Rest Stop 2

One or two hams are needed for this location:  (2 would be great; 1 minimally, of course) Lakeview United Methodist Church at 9130 Lucas Ferry Rd. in Tanner, AL.
The times to be ready and up and running are: 7:45 am to 1:00 pm and are close estimates. —————————————————————————————————-

We could use a ham riding with the Repair Wagon if anyone has the needed radio, antenna and a plug – in to the cigarette lighter area or other power source…I did enlist GigaParts to follow the repair wagon but Steve just told me they could be an extra SAG if we had a ham in the repair wagon…
Event links for the 4 routes / maps: https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=30176&pg=informational&sid=13242

The rides start and end at the James Clemmons High School in Madison and the ride is in Limestone County. This has been done for the Birmingham bike club’s MS Ride for a number of years so far…and the Athens ham club has traditionally helped the out-of-town-hams to staff the event.
Here is the MS website where you can read about the MS Ride. https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=30176&pg=entry
The Athens repeater in use is going to be 145.150 (No tone Negative offset)
All 4 ride routes checked out fine for coverage on that repeater.
I hope this covers everything…

Richard Matthews

Author: KB4CAY

Ham since 1981. Secretary of Decatur Amateur Radio Club since 2001. I like digital modes and listening to local repeaters.