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Ham Radio Volunteers

What: 2014 Rattlesnake Run 
When: October 18 2014 7am to 10?
Where: San Antonio , Florida 
Why: Public Service event  
How: Via Amatuer Radio 

Thank you for your interest in being a Ham Radio Volunteer for the 2014 Rattlesnake Run. Named “The Best Little Race in Florida” by Race Place magazine, the Rattlesnake Run is by far the most challenging short course in Tampa Bay. The 5-mile trek includes hills, sidewalks, groves, a bridge, cross country, and more hills – all in Pasco County’s fresh country air.

Started in 1979 in quaint San Antonio, Florida, the Rattlesnake Run is among Tampa Bay Area’s oldest events.

Discover Florida’s original “adventure run” each year on the third Saturday of October. And be sure to enjoy the Rattlesnake Festival while you’re in town. It’s fun for the whole family!

Ham Radio Operators are now part of the Rattlesnake Runs Communication Team. Operators offer accurate and reliable voice communication support between the Aid and Medical Stations along the course and the Event Command Center. We are seeking FCC-licensed amateur radio operators. Volunteers are not required to have prior experience, but if youdo have experience with marathons, road races, adventure relays, or similar public service events let us know. Volunteers must be able to supply their own equipment.

If you wish to be part of the Ham Radio Volunteer Program at the 2014 Rattlesnake Run, please send an email to n2kbk@yahoo.com

Ham Radio Volunteer Positions

Accuracy, speed, and mobility are required skills to perform both of these functions. These can be fast paced, potentially high pressure environments.Volunteers will coordinate messages between their Aid and Medical Station location and the rest of the operators in the field. Operators will handle Medical, Runner Transport as requested by the Aid Station or Medical staff at that location on the course.

These FCC-licensed volunteers are responsible for providing communication to/from the various course Aid and Medical Stations. Ham Radio Volunteers will be using the E.P.A.R.S. VHF repeater (146.880 -.600) to support the event. Volunteers will work alongside the local service agencies and municipal city departments to ensure participant safety.

Apply to Volunteer

The registration deadline for all Ham Radio Volunteers is Saturday October 11th (1 week prior to event) Contact n2kbk@yahoo.com to begin the registration process.

Thank you for your support!

Chris Bloxsom , N2KBK

For more information about this event check out their website and  facebook page.