September 23, 2012
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:
- Rob Mavis AE6GE
- Drew Baker K6DTL
- Glen Caine N6HEW
- Joe Cabral KJ6TYS
- Dan Puitt AE6SX
- Chris Johnson KJ6OUG