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Public Service Events
Public Service Events
Public Service Events are the closest thing to an emergency without actually having one. Public Service Events are planned events for which we, as Amateur Radio operators, provide communications. These events may take the form of foot races, walk-a-thons, bike races, bike-a-thons and the like. They allow us to practice our communications skills and exercise the equipment we might use in an actual emergency. In most cases, events are fairly mundane with only a need for logistics communications, but every so often, there is an actual emergency encountered during an event. We not only provide a valuable public service during these events, but it is also good publicity for the Amateur Radio Service. Below is a list of upcoming special events. If you are able to help with any or all of these events, please e-mail Bryce, K1GAX. Thank You!
2015 public service events (Details as they become available)

MS Walk - Saturday, April 25th
Starting and ending at the Portland Expo, 239 Park Ave., Portland
6 miles
Walk starts at 9:00 AM
Walk ends around Noon
8 to 10 Hams needed
Ham show time: 8:00 AM
Operational Frequency: PAWA Repeater (146.73 (-) (100.0 CTCSS)
Communications Coordinator: Bryce Rumery, K1GAX 207-415-0498 or k1gax@juno.com

March of Dimes Walk for Babies - Sunday, May 3th
Starting and ending at Chevrus High School, 267 Ocean Ave., Portland
3.5 miles
Walk starts at 9:00 AM
Walk ends around 10:30 AM
6 to 8 Hams needed
Ham show time: 8:00 AM
Operational Frequency: PAWA Repeater (146.73 (-) (100.0 CTCSS)
Communications Coordinator: Bryce Rumery, K1GAX 207-415-0498 or k1gax@juno.com

L. L. Bean 10K Run - In Freeport, Friday, July 4th (a cooperative event with the Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association)

Beach to Beacon 10K Run - In Cape Elizabeth (finishing at Fort Williams Park (on Saturday, August 1st) (a cooperative event with the Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club)
Run begins at 7:00 AM
Run ends around Noon
18 hams needed
All hams must have dual band (2 meter & 70 CM) equipment
Show time for hams: 6:00 AM
Communications Coordinator: Bryce Rumery, K1GAX 207-415-0498 or k1gax@juno.com

Adaptive Bike Ride - Usually the 3rd Saturday in September (a cooperative event with the Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club and the Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association)