Ham Assistance Requested: 2022 Surftown Half Marathon – September 11 – Westerly, RI

Jim Creamer writes:

Westerly Amateur Radio Support


Sunday, 11 September 2022


13.1 mile run from Misquamicut West to Watch Hill and back thru Misquamicut to Weekapaug and back to Misquamicut.
5K run from Misquamicut to Weekapaug Breachway and back Misquamicut


Start – Westerly Wuskenau Town Beach, Atlantic Ave. Misquamicut, RI
Finish – Westerly Wuskenau Town Beach, Atlantic Ave. Misquamicut, RI
Net Control – TBD
Meet – Net Control


0530 – Net Control set up
0630 – Team Briefing (Staging Area at Net Control)
0710 – Atlantic Ave. and other roads Closed to vehicles
0715 – Race Line Up
0730 – Half Race Start (first wave)
0745 – 5K Race Start (first wave)
1100 – Race over (approximately)


147.315, + .6 MHz offset (CTCSS 110.9) (primary)
147.315 simplex (CTCSS 110.9) (secondary) (Repeater Output)
(Program your radios ahead of time and test if possible.)


Mobile radio or a good HT with a good antenna or mag mount antenna for those on the course,
Cell Phone, Course Map and Information Sheet, ICS 214 Log, Notebook & pen/pencil, Safety Vest,
Clothing appropriate for the weather.

Our Primary concern is safety on the course, ours and the competitors. We need to wear safety vests on
or near the road. If we are injured, we will not be of use to anyone. We will report injuries or illness to
911 if appropriate and then Net Control. Net control will report the information to the event
coordinator and if needed contact 911. Bib numbers only on the radio.

NOTE: There will be road closures. You need to arrive at the staging area early to avoid them