Amateur Radio will again be providing communications for the York Marathon. Date is Sunday, May 20,
2018. S tart will be at York YMCA on Newberry St and will end at the 'Colonial Courthouse" at Pershing
and Market St's.. Turn Around will be at Springfield Lane. Times will be the same; run start at 6 AM and
end at noon (or a little later). NCS will be at the Colonial Courthouse. We used the parking lot behind the
building several years ago and it works much better than at the YMCA.
Would be great to have 30 plus Hams helping again this year. New Hams this is a great learning
experience. We will put you with an experienced operator. This is one of the best events we serve. You
will learn a lot more about 'operating in the field', using equipment other than an HT. We also use several
Zone Nets and have much greater 'on air' discipline for when you may talk on the air. Hopefully we will
have the use of the KVHFC portable repeater for the event.
If you are able to help this year, please send me a return email letting me know. When you respond
please include your name & callsign.
More info later. Please put May 20th on your calendars.
Please post in club newsletters etc.
Jack KC3JD