A Recorded VHF Amateur Radio
Public Service Event
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.
communications 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.
out 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.
"start" at 0545am, before the riders arrived......
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