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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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Current Public Service Opportunities

WELCOME TO THE 2020 HAM PUBLIC SERVICE EVENT SIGN-UP PAGE.


Choose the event for which you would like to volunteer and complete the sign-up form at the top of the page.


Please complete the form once for EACH event that you are volunteering for. Thank you in advance!

It's also very helpful to indicate what type of assignment you're interested in.


THE 2020 LIST OF PUBLIC SERVICE EVENTS WILL BE POSTED BELOW AS CONFIRMED - CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATED INFORMATION


Events you can sign up for now:

Canceled 2020 Walk MS: Raleigh
March 21, 2020 - Saturday - Raleigh, NC

This is a walking event, one or three miles around PNC Arena. Sponsored by the National MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Society. Shadows and Rest Stop Hams are typically needed at 7:30 AM, with the event wrapping up by noon.
* Location: PNC Arena, 1400 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC 27607
* Ham Volunteer Coordinator: Brian Young (KA9QJT)
* Website: MS Walk: Raleigh
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.

Canceled 2020 NCBC Spring Rally
March 29, 2020 - Sunday - Apex, NC

The North Carolina Bicycle Club (NCBC) coordinates this charity ride. It typically features 20, 31, and 61 mile courses for the riders. SAGS, as well as Hams assigned to Rest Stops will be needed.
* Location: Brüeprint Brewery, 1229 Perry Road, Apex NC
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (KB4JDL)
* Website: 2020 NCBC Spring Rally Website
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.

Rescheduled 2020 Raven Rock Ramble
Now Sept. 13, 2020 - Sunday - New Hill, NC

This bike event has multiple routes from 10 to 100 miles, requiring SAGS, as well as Hams assigned to Rest Stops. There will be approximately 700 riders participating and raising funds for the UNC Kidney Center.
* Location: Harris Lake County Park, 2112 County Park Dr., New Hill, NC 27562
* Ham Coordinator: TBD
* Website: Raven Rock Ramble
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE, OR PREFERENCE FOR A HAT INSTEAD.

2020 Spring Fling
May 30, 2020 - Saturday - Cary, NC

This is a 20, 32 and 65 mile bike event that requires SAGS, as well as Hams assigned to Rest Stops. This is a fund raising event sponsored by TeamCBC for the benefit of the National MS Society.
* Location: Inside-Out Sports, 2002 Grisdale Ln., Cary, NC 27513
* Ham Coordinator: TBD
* Website: 2020 Spring Fling
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.

2020 Duke Multiple Myeloma Bike Ride
June 13, 2020 - Saturday - Durham, NC

This is a 25k, 50k, and 100k bike ride from the Duke campus through rural Durham and Orange Counties. This is a fund raising event for Multiple Myeloma research and Rest Stop and Ham SAGs will be needed.
* Location: Duke University Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic, 2400 Pratt Street, Durham, NC
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (KB4JDL)
* Website: Annual Duke Multiple Myeloma Bike Ride
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.

2020 BikeFest
June 20, 2020 - Saturday - Hillsborough, NC

This event has 35, 62 and 100 mile routes and the proceeds benefit various local Bicycling-related charities. SAGS and Rest Stop Hams are needed.
* Location: 106 E. Margaret Lane, Hillsborough (near the Orange County Court House), NC 27278
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (KB4JDL)
* Website: BikeFest
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.

2020 Firecracker 100K and 50K Ride
July 4, 2020 - Saturday - 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: Brian Young (KA9QJT)
* Website: The 28th Annual July 4th Firecracker Ride
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.

2020 Five-O Memorial Bike Ride
August 16, 2020 - Sunday - Raleigh, NC

This event has 32 and 62 mile courses and benefits the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation. SAGS and Rest Stop Hams are needed.
* Location: Life Time Athletic of Raleigh, 8515 Falls of Neuse Rd., Raleigh, NC 27815
* Ham Coordinator: TBD
* Website: 2019 Five-O Memorial Ride
* TO VOLUNTEER, CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW

2020 Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride
September 26-27, 2020 - 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 MS (Multiple Sclerosis) 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 (KS8L) of New Bern (primary coordination)
* Website: Bike MS: New Bern Info
* Facebook (Optional): Bike MS Ham Radio Support group
* Note that the 2020 dates are later in September for 2020. Do consider making hotel arrangements today. Room availability is always limited.
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.

2020 Le Tour de Femme
October 10, 2019 - Saturday - Holly Springs, NC

This womens only bicycle event features 15, 31 and 62 mile routes that benefit REX Hospital Angel Fund and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. SAGS and Rest Stop Hams are needed.
* Location: Carolina Brewing Company, 140 Thomas Mill Rd., Holly Springs, NC 27544
* Ham Coordinator: TBD
* Website: Le Tour de Femme
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.

2020 Fall Rally
October 18, 2020 - Sunday - Holly Springs, NC

This bicycle event features 22, 39, 52 and 72 mile routes that benefit the National MS Society. SAGS and Rest Stop Hams are needed.
* Location: Carolina Brewing Co., 140 Thomas Mill Rd., Holly Springs, NC 27544
* Ham Coordinator: TBD
* Website: NCBC Fall Rally
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE 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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