Recorded VHF Amateur Radio Public Service Event
This is an
informal audio sample, assembled to demonstrate what an Amateur
Radio net sounds like at a large Public Service event. The event
was the New York City Tour de Cure, for the American
Diabetes Association on 3 June 2012. The event brought bicyclists
from Manhattan, over the George Washington Bridge, into NY / NJ
and up to Bear Mountain and back, a trip of some 100 miles.
took place along the Hudson River in both NY and NJ. Net Control
was on Pier 94 in NYC. Some 15 operators participated and were
either mobile with a driver, or stationary at pre-determined locations.
There are three parts of the day's communications included below.
They are separated by a tone. Net Control was N2NOV in the morning
(this was a 12 hour event) but later others took over. This was
a VHF repeater but the UHF side of the dual-band radio
was on while this was recorded so you may hear other traffic.
through public service events like this not only help the community,
but it allows practice and interoperability between team members,
so when real emergencies happen, they are better prepared.
at 0545am, before the riders arrived......
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