BLACK FLY CHALLENGE - June 11th, 2016
Dennis Hudson email@example.com is looking for additional hams to help with communications at the 21st Annual Black Fly Challenge on June 11. This is a 38 mile mountain bike race beteen Inlet and Indian Lake through the Moose River Plains. It draws about 1000 racers from pros to casual riders. Unlike some events where hams are more or less redundant due to public safety radio coverage, cell phone coverage, and/or facilities/"civilization" along the route, hams provide a very valuable service. The section through the plains is remote dirt road where there is no communications available except ham radio. It is a fun communications event and excellent practice in being self sufficient where ther is no power or other services. NNY ECs, please pass this information on to your ARES members and your local clubs via email and on your local repeaters and nets.
NFARS Sponsors a Picnic and Ham Radio Swap-fest-with a NNYARA mtg. after Lunch
The NNYARA picnic & Ham Radio-tailgate-fest will be August21st on Sunday at The Malone Memorial Recreation Park, State St. Malone NY. tart time 10 am till Lunch 12:00- 1:pm 2pm-ish NNYARA mtg. is after lunch. Picnic will be in a pavilion with tables and electric power. Bring your own picnic supplies, grill will be available. Directions; From RT 11 Malone, NY turn South on Duane St Follow Duane St to Left on College Ave. Follow College Ave.to Right on State St., Follow State St. to Malone Memorial Recreation Park