The PRA is proud to be supporting the Pedaling for Parkinson’s Cycling Event. They have requested the Parker Radio Association assist them with radio communications for their event on Saturday, June 16th. They are expecting over 200 riders for this event that raises awareness and money for Parkinson’s Disease, and 100% of their money raised goes to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The event takes place in Lone Tree.
Our goal is simple; assist the event staff with communications that helps support the event organizers where needed. With this low pressure event, we are needing as many as 25 volunteers from the PRA to support this event at aid stations and Communications Command. The commitment will be from approximately 5:30AM until 2:00PM at the latest. Water, food, and refreshments will be provided, however, you should bring ample water and snacks with you. A more defined list of necessities will be sent upon commitment to the event and the organizers have agreed to support as many resources we need as possible.
Ideally, you should have a handheld radio, capable of at least 5W output, UHF, analog. If you have a UHF and DMR radio, that will be an added bonus as we plan on utilizing both analog and DMR repeaters. Extra batteries are also a very strong suggestion. We will be needing those that can supply mobile radios, antennas (base/mag-mount) as well.
This is an excellent opportunity for the PRA to support its mission by “serving others in promoting amateur radio in the community.” This is also an excellent opportunity to exercise your radio skills in a low pressure, high learning and ultimately fun event! Please check your respective schedules and if you can commit on Saturday, June 16th, we promise for a fun-filled learning experience where we put our amateur radio resources into action. If you can commit, please respond to this email with:
Equipment you can make available
Please reply with your commitment immediately.
Thank you for your resources and consideration.