Chief Radio Officer will operate Special Event Station December 16, 2008
HB RACES Chief Radio Officer Peter Barbour, N6RAS will be operating a special event APRS beacon this week. I will be participating in the 100th annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade in my boat D25. Look for the tactical call sign ‘D25′ on the national APRS frequency 144.390 MHz or via Internet servers like FindU. The station will be operational December 17th to the 21st during the parade which starts at 6:30pm in Newport Harbor. Visit D25 to learn more about my annual holiday tradition and how ham radio fits into my safety on the water.
Peter’s Special Event Station got mentioned in the LA Times. The article titled A little dinghy dreams big in Newport Harbor tells the story of D25, a beloved Christmas boat parade perennial, and how he’s shooting for the grand prize. For five days every December, a humble dinghy rules Newport Harbor. Written by Susannah Rosenblatt on December 16 2008, 11:15 PM PST.
It is another award winning year for D25 as today (Saturday, December 20th) I just got a phone call informing me that D25 won Best Humor & Originality – First Place in the awards competition. Yeah!