Public Service:
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.

There 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: 



On-Site Time

Start Time


9-12-20 UGA vs. ETSU TBA TBA  
9-26-20 UGA vs. ULM TBA TBA  
10-3-20 UGA vs. Vanderbilt TBA TBA  
10-10-20 UGA vs. Auburn TBA TBA  
11-14-20 UGA vs. Tennessee TBA TBA  
11-28-20 UGA vs. Ga tech TBA TBA  

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 the Club's Listserv, 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 licenses!

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.

Updated 12/20/2019