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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

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 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: Wally Smith (KJ4UKV)
* Website: Five-O Memorial Ride
* 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: Brian Young (KA9QJT)
* 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.


New! 2020 Pedal for Paws
September 19, 2020 - Saturday - Holly Springs, NC

This event has 30 and 60 mile courses and benefits Friends of Homeless Felines
of North Carolina and is a combined event with Carolina Animal Rescue &
Adoption. SAGS and Rest Stop Hams are needed.
* Location: Carolina Brewing Company, 140 Thomas Mill Rd., Holly Springs, NC
27544
* Ham Coordinator: Wally Smith (KJ4UKV)
* Website: Event Facebook Page
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE
YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.


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.


Rescheduled 2020 Spring Fling (Fall Spring
Fling?)
Now Oct. 3, 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: Bicycle Chain, 1791 W Williams St, Apex, NC 27523
* Ham Coordinator: Wally Smith (KJ4UKV)
* Website: Team CBC Website
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE
YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.


Canceled/Virtual Only 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: Jeremy Lindsley (KB4JDL)
* 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: Jeremy Lindsley (KB4JDL)
* Website: NCBC Fall Rally
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE
YOUR T-SHIRT SIZE.


2020 CheetahFest
October 24, 2020 - Saturday - Bahama, NC

The bicycle event has 30 and 60 mile routes that benefit the American Diabetes
Association. SAGS and Rest Stop Hams are needed.
* Location: Camp Riverlea, 8302 S Lowell Rd., Bahama, NC 27503
* Ham Coordinator: Wally Smith (KJ4UKV)
* Website: CheetahFest
* TO VOLUNTEER, FILL OUT THE FORM AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE. PLEASE INCLUDE
YOUE 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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