North Texas area Amateur Radio Public Service Events and Information
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Jul 26, 2012
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Upcoming Public Service Events

All public service events are open to any licensed amateur with a desire to participate!
No event experience? Lets us know and we can team you with an experienced amateur to show you the ropes.
Always check with your RACES Radio Officer to verify an event will count for RACES credit.


Plano Balloon Festival
Plano Balloon Fest 21 - 23 September 2012

Greetings fellow radio operators. Once again we welcome your support of the 2012 Plano Balloon Festival. Please mark your calendars and save the dates: 21 - 23 September. The three day festival is the single largest event supported in Collin County. Many operators will be needed to fill Field and Recovery operations.

Training materials and a sign up link is provided at: You will be able to review your submission on the Registration Confirmation page within 24hrs. We ask that you review the important information available to you on this site.

CRF Functions S, M, B, DA, and DT will be utilized:

APRS is used extensively for recovery operations.

We thank the hams and area clubs that have supported us in previous years and encourage others to join us.

Garland Amateur Radio Club
Richardson Wireless Club
Metrocrest Amateur Radio Society
Dallas Amateur Radio Club
Lake Area Amateur Radio Klub (K5LRK)
Plano Amateur Radio Klub
Denton County ARC
McKinney ARC
Rockwall ARC

Direct inquiries can be made to Bruce Dingman-N5BYL at


PBF Communications Committee

JDRF Compete for a Cure
Annual JDRF walk to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research. 12 Radio Operators needed with portable radios for shadow and checkpoint positions. Communicators will report at 0600. The walk should conclude before noon. This is a great training opportunity for new hams. Please confirm your attendance to

Dallas White Rock Marathon
New Date and Start Finish this year. The new start/finish this year will be in the Omni Hotel area of downtown Dallas. Also note the date is the second Sunday this year.

If you want to reserve your position from 2011, sign up on our Marathon Yahoo Group page and email Bob Jones, W5BJ at You can also use the web sign up form. As this event grows we will most definately need more communicators. At minimum you need to be a Communications Resource Function S. Best to be a CRF-B. (See Communicator Information Tab at left)

All current and prospective Marathon Communicators can stay up to date, post activity reports, download files and ask questions regarding any aspect of Marathon Communications via our Yahoo Group.

Visit the "Run the Rock" web page for updated information and map.