Amateur Radio Public Service Events 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 2018 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 100

5/4/2018 - 5/5/2018

This annual event start at the Bonneville Salt Flats Speedway, and run the same section of Salt Flats that the land-speed records are set each year at "Speedweek". The course extends all the way into Nevada where the Donner-Reed Party left Utah. Amateur Radio is use to track the various runners and to help facilitate emergency response on the course. Due to the remote nature of this course and the limited availability of cell phone services, Amateur Radio operators work closely with public safety teams throughout the event to help ensure a seamless event. If you are interested in helping out on Friday or Saturday, Please contact JJ (utthreat@gmail.com)

South Jordan Parade


The annual parade is held in early June 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

6/23/2018 & 6/24/2018

The annual 2018 Bike MS will be held in Logan on June 23rd and 24th. 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

9/7/2018 - 9/8/2018

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

9/28/2018 - 9/29/2018

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


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)


Created with images by nateOne - "Mad Dash" • brettneilson - "Go!" • brettneilson - "Finish" • SoJoMarathon Facebook Page - "Runner love"

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