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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.
Due to recent Spam attacks we now record some tracking information including your IP address.

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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 CheetahFest
October 27, 2018 - Saturday - Rougemont, NC

*** NOTICE: This event has been canceled by the Organizer ***


The 2018 Ham Public Service season has ended.
Thank you to all the Hams that volunteered their time this year! 14 events were on the 2018 RARS/HPSNC calendars.

The season ended with the 2018 NCBC Fall Rally in Holly Springs on Sunday, Oct. 21st.

An average of 10 Hams supported each event, resulting in over 1100 person-hours of volunteer time, not including the preparation time provided by event coordinators and the cost of the equipment used. From the ARRL's perspective, that's over $21.2K in contribution we've provided to these 14 events.

The 2019 Ham Public Service season starts with the Eastern Region Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on Saturday, March 2nd. Odyssey of the Mind will take place at NC Central University in Durham! Signup information for this, as well as other events will appear here starting in January.


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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