2013 Baker to Vegas Communication Support April 8, 2013
The Huntington Beach RACES Baker to Vegas Communication Team will provide mobile communications support to the Huntington Beach Police Department Running Team’s participation in the 29th Annual Baker to Vegas Relay Race Saturday April 13 to Sunday April 14.
HB RACES looks forward each year to providing the best communications resource for the Huntington Beach Running Team. We use this event as an opportunity to practice implementing a reliable communications net in a difficult environment and fostering our working relationships with the Huntington Beach Police Department. This year 13 RACES communicators will provide radio communication support to the running team. This year HB RACES is coordinating with the WD6AWP Repeater Group and testing cutting edge Internet linking of several repeater systems including our local Santiago Peak 2-meter machine. HB RACES communicators should keep an ear on our local machine if they’re not headed out of town this weekend. The linked repeater system allows our local RACES communicators to contact the running team while they are traveling to and from the event. Feel free to contact them Friday, Saturday morning and all day Sunday and check in with the team as they travel between Huntington Beach and Las Vegas.
HB RACES provides live tracking of the runner’s position via APRS ham radio equipment during the race. HB Runner team number 073 shows the real time position of the runner. The position reports are available via any Internet connected PC at Huntington Beach Runner Position Report or http://bit.ly/ZxSyiW Huntington Beach has a 2:00pm (PDT) start time on Saturday, April 13th.
HB RACES communicators follow the Huntington Beach runner and are deployed at the upcoming stages to provide updated position reports and assistance to runners waiting for their leg to start. The stage communicator will have the unofficial leg times for the running team and any special instructions relayed from the team captain.
HB RACES Communicators are available at the Hunting Beach Running Team’s Staging Suite at The Las Vegas Hotel. Runner status information and unofficial leg times are available. Call the room and ask for the RACES communicator. We can assist you in getting emergency messages to the racecourse runners. Cell phone coverage is spotty along the course, but our ham radio resources provide 100% coverage of the racecourse allowing voice communication to all participants and the follow van.
Web links for more info:
http://www.findu.com/cgi-bin/find.cgi?073!Huntington Beach PD