NVARC Public Service Event

2008 Groton Road Race

2008 is the 17th year of the Groton Road Race. NVARC has been providing radio communications support to this event since year 3; this is our 15th year.

We were able to field 38 radio operators this year; see the assignments. Many thanks to all the volunteers: AB1CV, AE1Y, K1JHC, K1SUB, K1WD, K1YTS, K1ZAK, KA1JVU, KB1EET, KB1ESR, KB1JYD, KB1KEF, KB1KTP, KB1LRL, KB1NEW, KD1LE, KD1SM, KD2S, KK1X, KT1I, N1BDA, N1HTS, N1IW, N1LLG, N1MNX, N1MOR, N1QDZ, N1RKO, N1RXV, N1VUQ, N8VIM, NF1A, W1JMM, W1KQ, W1OJP, W1XP, WA1RHP, WO1N, WR1Y, and WW1HR. Groton Police Lieutenant Welch extends her deep appreciation to all the Hams who helped make this year another safe event.

Ham operators should read the Amateur Radio Operator Briefing Sheets prior to race day. Printed copies will be available at NCS on race day.

All operators will wear an orange or lime safety vest for identification purposes. The ideal vest will say "Radio" or "Radio Communications". If you have an orange cap please bring it. We will have orange vests for anyone who does not have their own.


There are four NETs for the event:

Organizational net F1: 146.490 Mhz simplex
Course health and safety net   F2: 147.345 MHz, + offset, PL 100
Parking net F3: 145.550 MHz simplex
Finish line F4: 147.500 MHz simplex

Other materials you should review include:

Additional information about the race is available from the Groton Road Race site.

You may also wish to browse photos from the 2003 race and the 2006 race.

R. Swick, KD1SM
Updated: $Date: 2008-04-28 01:54:52 +0000 (Mon, 28 Apr 2008) $