One of the hallmarks of the
Athens Radio Club is public service. Each fall,
ARC provides communications in support of Red Cross'
provision of first aid services at the University of
Georgia football games. Yes, volunteers may get to
watch some of the game, but providing communications is
critical to protect attendees who experience medical
emergencies. You can see a few photos in the
UGA Game Day Support
album. There has been a recent UPDATE for
the stadium operations plan that should be reviewed.
All internal operating frequencies are now UHF, both
primary and backup.
are also numerous opportunities to support the many
races and runs held in the Athens area. With so
many organizations associated with the University of
Georgia as well as other groups, there tends to be one,
and sometimes more than one, every weekend. Watching
for runners that may experience physical problems is
crucial to the welfare of the runners and it assists
race organizers to keep abreast of the event's status.
Listings with uncertain information will be updated as the information becomes
available. It's never too early to put some events
on your calendar. Upcoming public service
events that are scheduled include:
NOTE: For all UGA
Stadium events, participants must download and be
familiar with the Clarke
County ARES Incident Annex for UGA Games and Other
Stadium Events. This is part of the Clarke County
ARES Emergency Operations Plan and contains guidance
specific to Sanford Stadium event support, including a
quick reference guide and stadium maps.
Reminders are sent out prior to the events listed via
Club's Yahoo Group, but go ahead and put these in
your calendar. Feel free to invite other hams who
may not have participated in public service events, and
particularly new hams! We want to give them
something fun and interesting to do with their new
PUBLIC SERVICE: 10K activity...
Athens Radio Club member N4JAH (Jess Hickey) was one of six who volunteered to work the Snowflake 10K foot race in Winterville, Georgia. His station was just beyond the 3 mile mark at a pivotal intersection.
To the right is shown his 'go box' that he used to communicate with net control during the race. Radio club volunteers help with one or two 5K or 10K races each month.