Boston Marathon Needs Ham Volunteers

 

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From AB1RL (VIA Reddit.Com/r/amateurradio)

For years, the Boston Marathon has relied on a big group of ham volunteers to provide communications support for the race. For 2015, they’ve even put together a Communications Committee to review event plans and make sure we’re as useful as possible to the race. I’m one of seven hams on that committee.

We need almost 300 volunteers to keep all the communications running smoothly. If you can make it, I hope you’ll sign up to join us. I’ve worked at the Marathon for a few years now. You really get put to work, and the energy of the race and the community around it makes it really rewarding.

Race day is April 20, and there are assignments available all along the course. The Boston Athletic Association has more information about volunteering on their site . That’s also where you sign up to volunteer . The registration deadline is February 10, so don’t put it off. If you have any questions, feel free to send me a message.

Thanks, and I hope I’ll hear you there!

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