March of Dimes 2010 recap

Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers
by: Rob Mavis – AE6GE
May 9, 2009

March of Dimes – March for Babies 2010 Recap

Saturday April 17th, 2010 the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers with the assistance of of other amateur radio groups around the valley provided communications support for the Fresno March of Dimes – March for Babies 2010 at Woodward Park in Fresno.

This year the event was the abbreviated course like last year beginning from the North-East most corner of Woodward Park.

Members of CARP, Fresno ARES/RACES, FARC, and SATERN joined forces to assist the March of Dimes in their annual event. Thanks to those who participated:

  1. Rob Mavis – AE6GE
  2. David Dansby – NI6M
  3. Andrew Baker – KJ6EQU
  4. Patrick May – KI6QOH
  5. Richard Pack  – KE6SHL
  6. Glen Caine – N6HEW
  7. Dan Pruitt – AE6SX
  8. Tom Reinhart – N6MQG
  9. Randy Scroggins – KI6NHT
  10. Gary Greenberg – KI6OYW
  11. Ray Harkins – KB6LQV
  12. Steve Stoehr – N6JXL
  13. Kristen McConnell – KI6QYD
  14. Robert Tapley KI6HFW

We coordinated with the Fresno Sheriffs Office Search and Rescue Team to man a command post, three Rest Stops,  and various carts throughout the event. Command coordinated delivery of water and supplies to the rest stops and directing the carts to pick up event participants that could not finish.

Utilizing communication and coordination skills along with the radios and technology the team was able to provide the needed communications for the event to go off without any major incidents.

Providing communications for events like this a great public service which shows off the capablilites of Amateur Radio and also helps us by providing excellent excercise in for emergency communications.

-Photos Courtesy of Richard Pack KE6SHL