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Amateur Radio Public Service Events 2019 giving back to our communities one event at a time

ARPSE.org was established in 2007 as a central, club neutral resource for hams in Utah looking for opportunities to volunteer their services for Public Service Events.

Many Amateur Radio Operators enjoy participating in Public Service Events as it is a way for them to practice and better refine their operating skills. Not only are hams getting training but they are also giving back to their communities by volunteering their time for the various events.

Below is a listing of events for the 2019 season

If you coordinate and event and would like to get it listed on ARPSE.org, please contact Brett - KC7IIB and he will get it added.

Salt Flats Endurance Runs

5/3/2019 - 5/4/2019

This is an Ultra Marathon of 100 miles, with a 50 mile and a 50k short route option. This event starts and ends at the Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah Exit 4 on I-80, Leppy Pass Rd.) and runs from 7 AM on Friday morning until 7 PM on Saturday evening (or when last runner comes in). You need to have a voice VHF/UHF radio capable of at least 25 watt output AND a good portable base station antenna to work the rest stops. This event also uses 2 Meter Packet Radio, but it is not a requirement to operate a station. If you are interested in helping with this event please send an EMAIL to utthreat@gmail.com

South Jordan Parade

6/1/2019

The annual parade is held Saturday June 1 and five Amateur Radio operators have once again been requested by the city to assist with communication support. Hams will be relaying lineup and script changes to announcers along the course. This is a very family friendly event that you can bring your kids along and enjoy the parade together. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Brett (brett@brettneilson.com)

Bike MS

6/22/2019 & 6/23/2019

The annual 2019 Bike MS will be held in Logan on June 22nd and 23rd. Hams are being requested to help with SAG support and rest stop communications. If you are interested in helping out on either or both of the days, please contact Brett (brett@brettneilson.com)

Wasatch 100

9/6/2019 - 9/7/2019

The annual Wasatch 100 is one of the premier Amateur Radio events in the state. Hams track runners in and out of each aid station and report the runner time to net control via packet and voice. As each of the aid stations is individually staffed, you will be working with other operators so no previous experience or special equipment is required. If you are interested in helping out please contact John (jmoellmer@wasatch100.com)

Bear 100

9/27/2019 - 9/28/2019

Bear 100 is a 100 mile endurance run that begins in Logan, Utah and ends at Bear Lake. Nearly 300 runners participate in this rugged and remote event. Amateur radio operators provide aid station and communications support for runners and crew. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Ted McArthur (ac7ii@comcast.net).

SoJo Marathon

10/12/2019

This annual marathon in the South West corner of the valley is one of the last events of the season. Eight Ham Radio operators are positioned along the course and relay event progress information back to net control. This is a fairly low-key event and is a great one for people to get their feet wet with public service events. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Brett (brett@brettneilson.com)

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Created with images by nateOne - "Mad Dash" • SoJoMarathon Facebook Page - "Runner love"

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