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RARS Public Service

If you would like to help with a RARS Public Service Event
Please fill out and submit the form below.

Your information will be emailed to the event coordinator.
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First Name: Last Name: Callsign:
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Current Public Service Opportunities

To volunteer for a Public Service event please complete the form at the top of this page.

WELCOME TO THE 2018 HAM PUBLIC SERVICE EVENT SIGNUP PAGE. Choose the event(s)for which you would like to volunteer and complete the sign-up form at the top of the page... note... one form for EACH event that you are volunteering. It's also very helpful to indicate what type of assignment you're interested in.

THE 2018 LIST OF PUBLIC SERVICE EVENTS WILL BE POSTED AS CONFIRMED - CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATED INFORMATION


Events you can signup for now:

2018 Firecracker 100K and 50K Ride
July 4, 2018 - Wednesday - Holly Springs, NC

This is a 32 and 62 mile bike event that requires SAGS, as well as Hams assigned to Rest Stops. This event benefits the Greater Carolinas' Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society and typically has 800+ riders.
* Location: Carolina Brewing Company, 140 Thomas Mill Rd., Holly Springs, NC 27544
* Ham Coordinator: John Stone (K3RHJ)
* Website: The 26th Annual July 4th Firecracker Ride
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

2018 Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride
September 8-9, 2018 - Saturday and Sunday - New Bern, NC

The event features 30, 50, 75 and 100 mile rides each day, requiring SAGS, staff Shadows and Rest Stop Hams. The event benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society and typically draws about 2000 riders.
* Location: Union Point Park, 210 E Front St, New Bern, NC 28560
* Ham Coordinator: Brian Young (KA9QJT) for Triangle-area Hams, collaborating w/Bruce (N8UTY) of New Bern
* Website: Bike MS New Bern
* Facebook (Optional): Bike MS Ham Radio Support group
* Additional Info: You are not required to register as a volunteer on the Bike MS website. Do consider making hotel arrangements now. Availability is always limited. When signing up on this website, please also include your t-shirt size.
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE, INCLUDING YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE


The most versatile pieces of equipment for working as a ham volunteer during public service events are as follows:

PRIMARY EQUIPMENT
* Dual band (144/440) 25 watt (min) mobile transceiver
* A 1/2-5/8 wave well grounded dual band mobile antenna

EXTRAS THAT ARE HELPFUL
* Dual Band (144/440) hand held transceiver
* Extra set of charged batteries
* Ear phones & speaker mic or boom mic/headphone set
* Higher gain antenna than the supplied rubber duck. For example Comet BN-24 or SMA-24 or Diamond RHF40 or SRH77CA. There are also many other hi-gain HT antennas available.
Dick Bitner Benevolent Fund

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