• 02May
    Categories: Events, Site Updates Comments Off on Event Calendar Updated!

    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!

    http://www.vwreact.org/event-calendar/

  • 26Jan
    Categories: Events, Site Updates Comments Off on It’s 2011 and almost Willow Creek Boy Scout Invitation Time again!

    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…

  • 08Feb
    Categories: Site Updates Comments Off on Willow Creek Boy Scout Invitational 2010 – Volunteers Needed!

    Willow Creek is upon us!

    April 17, 2010 – 0700 to 1900

    RSVP ASAP to N7SMA, WA7TJB or K6LOR!

    Last year the weather started out as sunless, windy and below freezing. By the end of the day it was in the upper 70s – plan for the extremes!

    Water, food, VHF hand held radio and AA clam shell are the bare necessities – great for the first time ham looking to help serve the community!

    Map available by clicking here.

    Pictures are clickable links.

    Willow Creek Boy Scout Invitational - Main Camp

    Willow Creek - Flag Station across the valley

  • 23Nov
    Categories: Site Updates Comments Off on Boise Holiday Parade This Saturday!

    Looking for as many helping hands as possible for the Boise Holiday Parade on Saturday, 11/28/09 (two days after Thanksgiving).

    The event is in downtown Boise and is telecasted by KTVB Newschannel 7.

    http://www.boiseholidayparade.org/

    Last year we have quite a few volunteers that will be out of the area this year.

    Positions involve direct traffic control and blocking the right of way. Traffic safety vests, cones and amber warning lights are very helpful. Comms will be on VHF 2m Simplex – a great event for the newly licensed Amateur.

    Please if at all possible leave your pets at home due to the extreme traffic volume.

    This is a fairly family-friendly parade – from your assigned intersection, your family can walk in and watch the parade.

    At this point if you are available, please let me know ASAP. We’re trying to get a ballpark headcount to work with for the final parade planning meeting on Monday, 11/23.

    Any and all help is appreciated!

    Very 73,
    AJ, K6LOR
    208-991-4AJG
    www.vwreact.org

  • 29Sep
    Categories: Site Updates Comments Off on BSU Homecoming Parade – Saturday 10/3/09 1300-1500

    Come help Valley Wide REACT support BSU for the Homecoming Parade on Saturday afternoon. This event involves a hard closure of University between Broadway and Capitol. Contact Russ, N7SMA or AJ, K6LOR for details.

  • 29Sep
    Categories: Site Updates Comments Off on Light the Night Walk – Thursday 10/1/09 @ 1900

    Contact Russ, N7SMA or AJ, K6LOR for details – this is an evening event in the downtown Boise area requiring traffic control.

  • 07May
    Categories: Site Updates Comments Off on Boise Bike Week: Moonlight Ride – This Monday Night!

    The first event of this upcoming week is Monday night!

    Contact Russ, N7SMA, AJ, K6LOR, Tim, WA7TJB or Wade, KD7VNS ASAP if you can help!

    This event starts and ends at Hyde Park Cycle Sports on 13th St and Eastman.
    Start time is around 7:30 –

      Communications will be on the 146.680 repeater with 146.58 simplex as a secondary


    There are major intersections that will require clearing, along with possibility of a rolling road block and/or escort. Lots of variables due to the nature of the event, time of day, and the involvement of motor vehicles.

    More event info on the site:
    http://boisebikeweek.org/NightLightRide

    Monday, May 11 2009

    The Twilight Mardi Gras Ride kicks off the week’s riding events. This route has something for everyone – beautiful residences along Harrison and Warm Springs, the Greenbelt, Julia Davis Park, and a great ride up Capital Blvd. on our way back to Hyde Park. This leisurely ride is designed for all ages, abilities, and types of bicycles. Be sure to bring your helmet and wear your Mardi Gras best and lots of lights. The Mardi Gras Ride is a great way to get warmed up for the rest of the week’s riding events, meet other cyclists in the community, and enjoy a great evening out on your bicycle. Make sure and get there a little early to check out all of the great gear that Jim Powers has to offer to the cycling community at Hyde Park Cycle Sports. This will be a great opportunity to check out the latest in lighting technology and see how other commuters stay visible at night.

    Image courtesy of Boise Bike Week dot Org
    2007 Boise Bike Week

  • 26Apr
    Categories: Events, Information, Site Updates Comments Off on Calendar Link Added

    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.

  • 25Feb
    Categories: Site Updates Comments Off on General Membership Meeting TONIGHT!

    Meet us at Casa Mexico in Boise tonight at 1900 MST (7 pm local time) for our team General Membership Meeting. Casa Mexico is located in the same strip mall as Harbor Freight, Radio Shack and the Buffalo Club on Fairview Ave, just east of Five Mile Rd.
    Hope to see you there!

  • 13Jan
    Categories: Site Updates Comments Off on 147.080+ VHF Repeater under repairs

    The 147.080+ PL100 VHF N7VOI repeater was removed from the comm site on Wilderness Ridge on the 1/3/09 for repairs. We are currently investigating the possibilty of utilizing a different site, closer to the downtown Boise area where the repeater is primarily used.

    73s – AJ, K6LOR