The final run of the Angel Ride benefitting the Hole In The Wall Gang camp will take place on Saturday, May 26th. CT ARES has been asked to participate again. A request from ARES call for licensed Amateur Radio operators:
After 15 years of an enormously successful charity bike ride, this year will be AngelRide’s Grand Finale! This will be the 11th year that the Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES) has provided communications to support the riders.
The event format will be different from previous years. It will be a one day ride on Saturday, 26 May 2018, and take place within CT ARES Region 4. The ride will originate at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford and end in Mystic at the YMCA. Riders can get there by doing either a 50 or 75 mile route.
As an amateur radio operator who has previously supported this event or shown interest, I am inviting you to join us for the Grand Finale! We will be staffing various checkpoints along the two routes as well as the three rest stops. To participate you will need either a vehicle with a mobile radio or a GoBox based on a mobile radio. Portable/handheld analog radios will not do the job. Having DMR capability on the CT-ARES DMR Network would be a huge plus. Some loaner DMR equipment is available.
If you are interested and available to help, please reply to me at N1CLV@mac.com as soon as possible. You can find out more info about the event at the angelride.org website. If you are going to participate, you will need to register as an ARES operator using the Volunteer tab.
If you are a member of a ham radio club that has an email reflector, please share this with your members – thanx!
If you have any questions, please ask away! Never stop climbing!!