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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 2021 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 2021 LIST OF PUBLIC SERVICE EVENTS IS TAKING SHAPE. SOME EVENTS ARE NOT CONFIRMED YET AND ARE LISTED FOR PLANNING PURPOSES. PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATED
INFORMATION.



Unless marked as "Virtual or To be confirmed", here are the events you can sign up for today:

2021 Cup 'n Cone Tour
May 22, 2021 - Saturday - Cary, NC

This is a 25 and 50 mile bike event that requires SAGS, as well as Hams assigned to two Rest Stops. The event benefits the National MS Society.
* Location: Panther Creek High School, 6770 McCrimmon Pkwy, Cary, NC 27519
* Ham Coordinator: Brian Young (KA9QJT) with Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: 2021 Cup 'n Cone Tour
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

To be confirmed 2021 Spring Fling
June 5, 2021 - 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: TBD
* Ham Coordinator: Brian Young (KA9QJT) with Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: Team CBC Website
* ONCE CONFIRMED BY THE ORGANIZERS, TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

Canceled 2021 Velo4Yellow Ride
June 12, 2021 - Saturday - Wake Forest, NC

This is a 30, 60 and 100 mile bike event that requires SAGS, as well as Hams assigned to Rest Stops. The event benefits various cancer-related charities.
* Location: Carolina Ale House, 11685 Northpark Dr., Wake Forest, NC 27587
* Ham Coordinator: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: Velo4Yellow
* INFORMATION ONLY. NO NEED TO VOLUNTEER.

To be confirmed 2021 BikeFest
June 26, 2021 - 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: Wallace Smith (KJ4UKV)
* Website: BikeFest
* ONCE CONFIRMED BY THE ORGANIZERS, TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

2021 Firecracker 100K and 50K Ride
July 4, 2021 - Sunday - 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: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: The July 4th Firecracker Ride
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

2021 Summer Rally
July 11, 2021 - Sunday - New Hill, NC

This charity-focusd bicycle event features 22, 39, and 62 mile routes. SAGS and Rest Stop Hams are needed.
* Location: TBD
* Ham Coordinator: Wallace Smith (KJ4UKV)
* Website: NCBC Summer Rally
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

To be confirmed 2021 Five-O Memorial Bike Ride
August 15, 2021 - 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: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: Five-O Memorial Ride
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

2021 Raven Rock Ramble
August 22, 2021 - 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 are usually around 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: Brian Young (KA9QJT)
* Website: Raven Rock Ramble
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

2021 Bike MS: Historic New Bern Ride
September 11-12, 2021 - 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 2021
* Facebook (Optional): Bike MS Ham Radio Support group
* Do consider making hotel arrangements today. Room availability is always limited.
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

2021 Le Tour de Femme
October 9, 2021 - 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: Wallace Smith (KJ4UKV)
* Website: Le Tour de Femme
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

2021 Fall Rally
October 16, 2021 - Saturday - 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: Jeremy Lindsley (K2HJX)
* Website: NCBC Fall Rally
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE.

To participate in public service events, volunteers must have the following equipment:

* Dual band (144/440) 25 watt (min) mobile transceiver
* A 1/2-5/8 wave well-grounded dual band mobile antenna
* A working cell phone for calling 911 in case of emergencies.
* A reliable, long-lasting power source like a fully charged 12v battery with a capacity of at least 35 amp hours.
* If you are serving as a mobile ham support vehicle, a valid drivers’ license and a properly insured, reliable vehicle. If possible, the vehicle should be able to transport at least one person and one bicycle either with a bike rack or inside the vehicle.

Other helpful, but not required, equipment includes:

* A GPS/Mapping device (cell phone or other)
* 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, the Comet BN-24 or SMA-24, the Diamond RHF40 or SRH77CA, or a similar high gain model.
Dick Bitner Benevolent Fund

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