Off The Front –Forward Advantage Charity Bicycle Ride Event Recap
Saturday October 13, 2012 the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers with the assistance of the Fresno ARES group provided radio communications support for the 2012 Off the Front Charity Bicycle ride. Due to road construction the event was modified and shortened for this year. The routes consisted of a 45 Mile, 25 mile and a 11 mile ride.
Amateur personnel provided radio communications for three rest-stops, 3 SAG (supply & gear) vehicles and the command post. Thank you to the volunteers who helped out:
Rob Mavis AE6GE
James Christopherson KI6IHB
Randy Scroggins KI6NHT
Karl Kramer W6TUI
Gary Gleim W6OCW
Chris Johnson KJ6OUG
Gwen Blomgren KO6Y
Glen Blomgren AF6CY
Joe Cabral KJ6TYS
Richard Pack KE6SHL
Mike Gunn KJ6EQV
All volunteers were treated to a great BBQ tri-tip sandwich lunch at the conclusion of their assignments.
Valley EMCOMM Provides Communications Support for the 2012 Tour de Fresno
The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers provide radio communications support for the 4ht annual Tour de Fresno Charity Bike Ride on Saturday September 22nd, 2012.and requested communications support for the areas of the course where there was limited or no cell phone coverage.
Rob Mavis AE6GE coordinated communications for the designated portion of the event. Volunteers were enlisted from the various amateur radio groups from around the Fresno/Clovis area. Five rest stops, in areas of the course where there was limited or no cell phone coverage, were provided communication support by the group with Rob manning the command post and acting as net control.
Participating in events like this not only allow us to provide a public service, but also provides training and prepares us for emergency service communications for if and when the time comes.
Thank you to the volunteers that participated in the event:
Clovis Centennial Bike Ride Comms Provided by CARP and Valley Hams
The Fresno Cycling Club in cooperation with the City of Clovis sponsored the Clovis Centennial Century Bicycle ride on May 12, 2012. The event celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the City of Clovis.
Over 200 riders participated in the 100 mile bicycle ride that began at the Sierra Vista Mall in Clovis and took a path through Auberry, Power House, around Bass Lake, down Walker Grade and back to Sierra Vista Mall.
The Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers, along with amateur radio operators from across the valley, organized and provided support communications for the rest stops and support vehicles in the event. There were a couple minor injuries and a few breakdowns, but no major incidents to report.
The 27th annual Shinzen Run and Walk was held Saturday April 28th, 2012 at Woodward Park. The event benefits Woodward Park’s Shinzen Garden Society, Central California Nikkei Foundation and the Fresno Chapter of the JACL.
Communications for the event was coordinated by the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers and handled by volunteers from various amateur radio groups from the area. Volunteers worked with event staff to monitor participants along the trail during the event.
Thank you to all who participated from the CARP and Fresno ARES:
The 22nd annual March of Dimes March for Babies walk was held Saturday April 14th, 2012 at Woodward Park.
Communications for the event was coordinated by the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers and handled by volunteers from various amateur radio groups from the area. Volunteers worked closely with event staff and the Fresno County Search and Rescue team to deliver supplies, monitor participants and direct aid when needed.
Thank you to all who participated from the CARP and Fresno ARES:
CARP Helps with Communications for Bicycle Fundraising event in Sanger
Saturday January 28, 2012 members of the Clovis Amateur Radio Pioneers (CARP) assisted the Fresno County Bicycling Coalition (FCBC) with communications on a benefit bicycle ride. The Breaths for Evan benefit was to help the family of a child with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Sadly the child had passed prior to the event, but organizers continued with the event to not only raise money for the family but also for SMA research.
The ride consisted of two routes that began and finished at theSangerYouthCenter. CARP provided the needed communication betweenWintonParkand theSangerYouthCenter.WintonParkis in the foothills below Pine Flat dam and has no cell phone coverage cutting off the rest stop personnel from the event. The CARP repeater played well into the location and was instrumental in the communications effort.
The Daily Courier, Prescott AZ
by: Joanna Dodder Nellans
December 30, 2010
Amateur radio operators get through one way or another during emergencies
PRESCOTT – When the Internet, cell phones, electricity and even police and fire radios won’t work, amateur or “ham” radio operators come to the rescue.
At the end of 2010, the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) is celebrating 75 years of helping out during emergencies and other public needs. The federal government created a similar program called Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) during Cold War times to help with emergencies. Three Yavapai County-based ARES and RACES groups combined into one in 1998, and the chapter now has 90 members throughout the county.
Valley Hams Cooperate to Provide Communications for Charity Bicycle Ride
On Saturday October9, 2010 amateur radio clubs and organizations from around the valley came together to provide radio communications for the inaugural Off The Front Charity Century Bicycle Ride.
Off The Front is a charitable organization who’s mission is to help with education and fight childhood obesity in impoverished areas. One of their goals is to give bicycles to 4th grade children in these areas who meet academic and health benchmarks.
September 28, 2010- If you think you missed the ARES 75th Birthday party, my mistake, it is October 30! The last of all the happenings this month. The ARRL SET is on the 2nd and 3rd, a Bicycle Race on the 9th, the “Great Shake Out” on 21st and the “After Shock” on the 23rd. All this while we are implementing enhanced structure for ARES/RACES. SATERN not to be out done begins a new era 1 October with a new Communications leader.
All Are invited to attend the ARES 75th Anniversary Birthday Fest !!!
Please join fellow members of all the Fresno County area Amateur Radio clubs – along with members of local EmComm groups – RACES, SATERN and SkyWarn to celebrate the 75th Birthday of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES®).
There will be Door Prizes, Refreshments and short Presentations on vital EmComm topics!
Saturday October 30th, 2010 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Salvation Army Citidel
1854 North Fulton
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