Saturday, February 20, 2016

Amateur Radio Volunteers needed for OKC event #ARRL #hamradio

The OKC Memorial Marathon event hosts over 25,000 runners and walkers from every state and several foreign countries. The Mission of the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon is to celebrate life, reach for the future, honor the memories of those who were killed and unite the world in hope.

The Memorial Marathon Public Safety Comm. Chairman is seeking amateur radio volunteers to facilitate in the safety and care of the participants as a 2 meter amateur radio handheld/mobile operator at the numerous medical stations, relay exchanges, start/finish line, etc.  This is not an emergency drill - it's a unique 26 mile opportunity to help people who are injured, lost, or otherwise in need and to exhibit your emergency communications abilities!  New volunteers will be paired up with veteran volunteer radio operators.

Date: April 24
Time: Most radio operators may need to be at their stations by 6:00 A.M.  Operators may close down their station once the runners have past.  The event is generally over by 3:00 PM.  More information will be provided once your assigned to a location.

The pre-briefs and t-shirt pick-up will be held Tuesday April 19 at the OKC Fire Training Center at 820 N Portland.  A make-up pre-brief is also scheduled for Saturday April 23.  An e-mail will be sent by the safety coordinator regarding the time of day.

More volunteers are needed!
It's a lot of fun - and 25,000 runners and walkers are extremely grateful for you!
OKC Marathon Information
Amateur Radio Ops Volunteer HERE
NOTE that the 2016 radio operator volunteer registration has changed from last year's registration – so please use the button above!

Make a new login and password, we suggest you use your call sign.

Fill out your name, birthday, username, password and check to agree to the waiver. Then type in psc16 in the "Registration Code" box at the bottom. Click Register.

Using the "psc16" code automatically puts you in the Public Safety Communication database. 
Next, please enter all the appropriate contact information.
At the very bottom is a box for you to enter your callsign!  It's easy to overlook!  If you are a spouse/friend and not licensed but working with the licensed person, enter "spouse of (call sign)" or "working with (call sign" or something similar.

When the 'committee preference' menus are presented just skip by that selection.

You can also skip the schedule of availability since we pretty much just do the whole thing on Sunday Apr. 24  (0600 to about 1500).

For previous experience please indicate if your have volunteered for this event before and where - or if it's your first time.

Enter your t-shirt size and you are done.  The 2016 shirts should be red colored.

Your done!

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