Ham Assistance Requested: Bike MS – Cape Cod, MA – 6/25-26 (with a note for Ride the Rhode 6/11-12)

Emily Rivera writes (courtesy of Rick Savage KB1LYJ):

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is in need of SAG and HAM support this year for their annual Bike MS: Cape Cod Getaway on June 25th & 26th. If you all are available to help that weekend or even one day please let me know! I will make sure that you get signed up ASAP and I get housing for you squared away. Also, if you are available for our Bike MS: Ride the Rhode on June 11th & 12th we could definitely use support there as well. If working both days for ether event housing can be provided. Please let me know if you have any questions!

Use this link to sign up




Emily Rivera (Christian)

Director, Event Production

National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Greater New England
Direct line 781-693-5154

Ham Assistance Requested: BAA 10K – Boston, MA – 6/26

Ethan Hansen KC1OIP writes:

Hi all,
Some of you may have already gotten an email from the BAA but volunteer registration is open for the 2022 BAA 10K taking place on 06/26/22! There is a need for amateur radio volunteers so if you are free that day and interested please sign up. If you have volunteered at a BAA event in the past the process is very similar and you should see a banner once you log in. If you have not volunteered at a BAA event in the past follow these steps:

Go to https://www.baa.org/races/baa-10k/volunteer and follow the link to sign up for an Athletes’ Village account.
After creating your account and logging in you should see a 2022 B.A.A Volunteer Program banner with a button that says “To Volunteer Click Here”. Click the button
Fill out all the information in Steps 1 and 2
For Step 3 choose “General”
For Step 4 choose “Yes, I am an Amateur Radio Operator” and fill in your callsign and equipment
For Step 5 choose “Apply as an individual”
For Step 6 choose “Amateur Radios, Boston Common — Sunday, 06/26/2022”

You should get a confirmation number and an email shortly after. Registration closes June 10th so don’t delay.

Ethan KC1OIP
BARC Public Service Chair

Ham Assistance Requested: New England Forest Rally – Maine & New Hampshire 7/15-16

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:


Ham Assistance Requested: Cisco Brewers Portsmouth 5K – Portsmouth, NH

Sherry Brooks N1NSB writes:

The Cisco Brewers Portsmouth 5K fundraiser for The Krempels Center will be held on Sunday, May 29th. This is the first in person road race they have had since 2019 due to COVID.

The point person for this is Derek, KB1LXX.

Derek will be able to provide more information.

The race starts at 11:00 a.m. so volunteers will need to be there at 7:30.

Typically, the volunteers have been in charge of directing traffic for parking cars.

Sign up here: Sign Up Sheet


WX4NHC Will Be On The Air for Annual Communications Test, May 28, 2022

WX4NHC logoWX4NHC will be On-The-Air for the Annual Communications Test

Saturday, May 28th , 2022 from 9AM- 5 PM EDT ( 1300z- 2100z)

This is our 42nd year of public service at the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

The purpose of this event is to test WX4NHC Amateur Radio Equipment and Antennas at NHC as well as operator’s home equipment, antennas and computers prior to this year’s hurricane season, which starts June 1st and runs through November 30th. This event is good practice for ham radio operators worldwide to practice Amateur Radio communications available during times of severe weather.

We will be making brief contacts on many frequencies and modes, exchanging signal reports and basic weather data exchange (sunny, rain, temperature, etc.) with any station in any location. WX4NHC will be on the air on HF, VHF, UHF, 2 & 30 meter APRS and WinLink wx4nhc@winlink.org subject must contain //WL2K.

We will try to stay on the Hurricane Watch Net frequency 14.325 MHz most of the time. Also 7.268 MHz depending on propagation. However, we will be operating different frequencies depending on QRM. You may be able to find us on HF by using one of the DX spotting networks, such as the DX Summit Web Site: http://www.dxsummit.fi/Search.aspx 

We will also be on VoIP Hurricane Net 4pm-5pm EDT (2000-2100z)

(IRLP node 9219 / EchoLink WX-TALK Conference node 7203). http://www.voipwx.net/

WX4NHC will also make a few contacts on local VHF and UHF repeaters as well as Florida Statewide SARNET system to test our station equipment.

QSL Cards are available via WD4R. Please send your card with a S.A.S.E. Please do NOT send QSLs directly to the Hurricane Center address, as it will get delayed.

Due to security measures and COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic:  NO VISITORS will be allowed entry to NHC.

For more information about WX4NHC, please visit our website www.wx4nhc.org

Thank you for your participation in the WX4NHC Annual Station Test event.

73, Julio – WX4NHC/WD4R

 Julio Ripoll Architect WD4R
 WX4NHC Amateur Radio Asst. Coordinator
 Celebrating 42 years at the
 National Hurricane Center

Mystic Half Marathon and 10K, Mystic CT, May 15, 2022

Communicators are still needed for next Sunday’s event!

We are still short of several positions.  

Nine communicators are still needed.  To date we still need nine more checkpoints covered, Net Control and a bicycle sweep. Operators will check in between 0830 – 0845 and the event ends about 11 AM for most emergency communications volunteers. Attached is a map of the route. 

The Mystic 1/2 Marathon and 10k is on May 15th and the race starts at 0700. Report time will be 0615 OR earlier. There is a three-hour race window so most checkpoints should be released by 11 am. 

This is a WONDERFUL opportunity to introduce newly licensed amateurs or people interested in getting licensed to public service.  Please ask someone to join you! If you are new, I will assign you to a position with one of our more experienced volunteers

If you are available, please send an email to: TimKC1TWR@gmail.com

Please include your cell and home phone numbers for the COMM Plan even if you have sent them for previous events.  Include your T-Shirt size as well.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.



Ham Assistance Requested: Fast Half Marathon – South Hamilton, MA

Fred Beaulieu, WA1ESU, writes:

The “Fast Half Marathon,” sponsored by YUKANRUN, is this Saturday (May 7), on station at 0830 start at 0900. There are five check points, start finish, lead and trail vehicles and if available NCS. Start/finish is Hamilton-Wenham HS,775 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA. Please reply as soon as possible, I will put out assignments Friday. Email: wa1esu@comcast.net

Ham Assistance Requested for Ride to End Alzheimer’s, Hampton, NH, June 4, 2022

Dan Loveman, K1DSL, writes:

Good afternoon, 

The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Ride to End ALZ is a major fundraiser and Amateur Radio Operators provide communications support at rest stops and in SAG vehicles.

This year’s Ride to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, June 4th at Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton, NH. Click here for more information.

We’re currently seven volunteers short, so if you are interested in volunteering, registration instructions are as follows:

– Visit http://ridetoendalzheimers.org

– Click “Register Now”

– Select “Individual” then “Volunteer”

– Follow prompts/answer questions

– * Please make sure to select “Super Volunteer sign me up to help out all day!” for time frame availability question

– *Select “Amateur Radio Operator” for “I’m willing to volunteer not just my time, but my skills!” question.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks and I hope to see you on June 4th!




Dan Loveman / K1DSL


Amateur Volunteers Sought for AngelRide, Essex, CT, May 28, 2022

Wayne Gronlund, N1CLV, writes:


After a two year COVID hiatus, AngelRide (in-person) is coming back strong for 2022! As most of you know, AngelRide now supports the Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp! The one-day AngelRide Classic will take place on Saturday, 28 May 2022 (Memorial Day Weekend).
Beginning this year the AngelRide route has been moved from ARES Region 4 to ARES Region 2.  The Metric Century (100 km) ride is roughly a “figure 8” that will begin at Essex Fire Department. The middle of the “figure 8” (Rest Stops 1 & 3) will be at Chester Hose Co.  The top of the “figure 8” (Rest Stop 2) will be at St James Parish Hall in Higganum.
The Region 4 ARES Mobile Comms Unit (MCU4) will be deployed to the Essex Fire House and serve as the Net Control Station. I am looking for ham radio operators to setup at the two Rest Stops as well as at key locations (TBD) along the route. If you are interested and available to participate in this very worthwhile charity event, please advise by return email.
See the two attachments for more info. I will share additional details about the ride as they become available. 
Note to Dan KB1MMR – with your permission, we would like to use your 2m & 440 KB1MMR repeaters that have good coverage for the ride route. I’ll be in touch to discuss!
Please forward this email to any hams who you think might be interested in helping!

Thanx & 73, Wayne Gronlund, N1CLV

Assistant Section Manager (ASM)
Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator (ASEC)
Auxiliary Communicator (AUXC)
Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES)
Cell: 860-917-6472Email: N1CLV@mac.com  Website: CTARES.org

Groton (MA) Road Race, May 15, 2022

Ralph Swick, KD1SM, writes:

** Groton Road Race scheduled for Sunday May 15, 2022 **

The Groton Road Race (Groton MA) is back!  May 15 will be the 29th running of this event. The Groton Police Department and the Race Director have again requested our Amateur Radio communication support this year.

We will be supporting the two main races in this event; the 5k and 10k. The communications support that we provide starts around 9am and we should be done shortly after 1pm.

The event committee is not requiring volunteers to be vaccinated or to wear masks.  You are certainly welcome to wear a mask and/or maintain distancing if you wish.

The Groton Road Race continues to be a major event for Amateur Radio in North Central Massachusetts.  Those of you who have joined us in previous years know that the runners sincerely appreciate our presence.  Many say so as they run past.  This event is so large that Police Departments and other public safety organizations from several communities come to assist the Groton PD.  Part of our role is to provide the communications from the Groton Police to these out-of-town officers who come to help with this event.

Contributing to the public good is one of the reasons Amateur Radio exists.  Our public service events are a key opportunity for us to show our colors, volunteer our skills and equipment, and demonstrate why it is in the public’s interest to continue to allocate precious RF spectrum to our the Amateur Radio Service.  The Groton Road Race is a low-stress event and a great way to gain more experience with the public service aspect of amateur radio.  Please consider joining us on the 15th.

If you are a new Ham or know of another Ham who is interested in helping at these events but unsure of what is expected or what equipment may be needed, please do not hesitate to introduce the to me.

The Race Committee and the Groton Police Department repeatedly praise and express their appreciation for our assistance in providing communications for this event for many years.  if you are interested in joining the communication crew this year, please let me know.

Thanks and 73,
-Ralph kd1sm@arrl.net

[1] http://www.n1nc.org/Events/
[2] http://grotonroadrace.com/