Volunteers Needed Dogwood Canyon Trail Run

Good evening again,

As we spoke about at this month's club meeting, we are also looking to provide communications for the 2016 Dogwood Canyon Trail Run on Sunday, October 16th.  This event is held near Lampe, MO in Stone County at the Dogwood Canyon Nature Park.  We will need (12) total volunteers so that we can split the event up into a morning shift and an afternoon shift.  The morning shift will run from 6:30 a.m. until 12:30 and the afternoon shift from 12:00 until 5:30 p.m.  We need the following spots to commit to the event

(3) rest stops 
(2) supply trucks 
(2) Net Control operators

Net Control will be run out of the club's communications trailer, and we will likely deploy a portable repeater system for the event.  Rest stops do NOT have commercial power, so if you want to operate a rest stop you will need a battery with your radio, a small generator, or perhaps an HT with some type of base station antenna (J-Pole, etc.).  

I do not have the exact locations of the rest stops yet - it may be that all that will be needed is an HT and spare battery(s).  At the rest stops, you will be paired with other non-hams - we will be communicating supply needs at the rest stops and allowing supply trucks to communicate with NCS and rest stops.

This is a neat event - I need to have commitments from 12 people that want to do this before I will commit amateur radio to the event.  

If you have questions, or would like to volunteer, let me know soon.

James Adkins