Tim Carter W3ATB writes:
The New England Forest Rally (NEFR) is actively recruiting experienced public service radio operators who love the woods of northwestern Maine, northern New Hampshire, and world-class rally racing cars. The NEFR is scheduled for Friday-Saturday July 15-16, 2022.
It’s a two-day event although you don’t need to volunteer for both days. You help provide the safety net communications for 75 high-performance racing teams who rocket cars along gravel roads at speeds in excess of 120 mph.
Many operators have said the NEFR is the closest thing you can do to simulate real disaster radio operations and more importantly mobilization in the field. Last year the NEFR utilized NVIS HF comms for two of its thirteen races. All other races use normal 2-meter VHF communications.
You do not have to be an HF operator to participate.
If possible, it would be great to have three more operators who are HF capable to do NVIS on my South Arm and Icicle Brook stage.
You can sign up here:
To discover more about all that’s involved, the type of gear you need, and why operators come back year after year to work this world-class event, go here:
If you have more questions, reach out to Tim Carter – NEFR Chief of Communications at: