Happy New Year! It’s going to be a very busy year for VWR. Your help is needed to make the events we support go smoothly. Volunteer now!
On the topic of repeaters, DMR aka MotoTRBO had a very big year in 2014, with 3 times as many active repeaters on DMR-MARC as there were in 2013. We are working together to find the best solution that will serve the community.
If you are interested in DMR aka MotoTRBO, please contact me at aj.grantham at gmail dot com!
Sorry for the downtime everyone! The domain name that this site’s DNS points to expired a couple days ago and I thought it was set up to automatically renew. Oddly enough it wasn’t. So when it expired, the private NS entries dropped out and hosed several other sites. We’re back up!
Major thanks to everyone that came out this morning to assist on Fit One 2014 put on by the folks at St Luke’s. No major issues and things ran pretty smoothly. This year the organizers were on DMR rental radios (Motorola MotoTRBO XPR6550s) so we were only able to communicate with them using the one spare radio they had. In years past they’ve been on analog narrowband UHF that we were able to communicate directly with. Major improvement over last year as logistics was on simplex and medical was on the only repeater. This year both medical and logistics were on the repeater (different timeslots).
Quick edit – handhelds used were XPR6550s, not the mobile XPR4550 🙂
I’ve updated the format of the Event Calendar page and include the new Agenda format to allow easy printing of the next several events. Check it out!
At this monthly meeting we are privileged to receive traffic control training from a certified teacher. Please clear everything else on your calendar and join us for this very important training.
Amazing how quickly the year goes by. Over the next few months I’ll try to add updates from the 22 some-odd events that happened between Willow Creek 2010 and now… But in the meanwhile, Willow Creek 2011 is almost upon us and has moved to a new weekend! This subsequently removes the previous conflict for volunteers that couldn’t decide between helping on Willow Creek, the Race to Robie Creek or the Riggins Jet Boat Races. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, April 9 for Willow Creek 2011. RSVP to myself, K6LOR or Russ, N7SMA. More details to follow…
We have both the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Boise and the Zeitgiest Half Marathon. Typically each even would take us to the limits of our available resources, however, with both events running at the same time, we need as many volunteers as possible. Contact Russ, N7SMA at email@example.com or AJ, K6LOR at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Veteran’s Day Parade Maps:
Entire Route Detail
Capitol & Main Intersection DRAFT control plan
Entire Route Overview – print on Legal size paper
The REACT Event Calendar link has been added to the “Pages” category at the top right hand side of each page. It can also be accessed directly by clicking here.
A few event pics submitted by Russ, N7SMA!
Click on each picture for full size version.
From left to right:
Tim (WA7TJB), Dave (KB7SQJ), AJ (K6LOR), Ed (W7IZZ), Keiko (KE7ULJ), Vern (KC7YUI), Bob (W3OFA), Brian (W7CVS), Marcus (KE7BAA) & Wade (KD7VNS)
Ed, Dave & Keiko
Willow Creek is upon us!
April 18, 2009 – 0800 to 1800
RSVP ASAP to N7SMA, WA7TJB or K6LOR!
Map available by clicking here.
Pictures are clickable links.
Thank you to REACT Life Member Tom Jenkins, N7VOI for directly supporting the safety and security of the SOWWGs Wednesday, February 4th during the downtown events in Boise. Another example of REACT’s continued commitment to providing practical, useful public service while using our communications skills to further increase our value as volunteers!