Website back up!

Sorry for the downtime while I was in Utah visiting family, the web hosting company changed server IP addresses and the changes for DNS did not take place as they were suppose to. Back to smooth sailing!

Webmaster Wanted

Valley Wide REACT is looking for a webmaster to maintain this site, vwreact.org, along with acting as team photographer. If you’re interested in this volunteer position, please email AJ at aj@k6lor.com.

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…

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

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

Help Request – 11/7/09 Veteran’s Day Parade & Zeitgeist Half Marathon

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 n7sma@arrl.net or AJ, K6LOR at k6lor@arrl.net ASAP.

Veteran’s Day Parade Maps:
Entire Route Detail
https://www.vwreact.org/events/10-19-09%20Veterans%20Day.pdf

Capitol & Main Intersection DRAFT control plan
http://vwreact.org/events/Capitol%20and%20Main%20Closure%20-%20Vets%20Day%20Parade.pdf

Entire Route Overview – print on Legal size paper
http://vwreact.org/events/Veterans%20Day%20Parade%20full%20size%20map.pdf