NVARC Public Service Event

2018 Groton Road Race - Sunday April 29, 2018

This is the 27th year of the Groton Road Race. NVARC has been providing radio communications support to this event since year 3; this is our 25th year.

Race Director Ryan McMeniman extends his thanks to the Amateur Radio operators for once again providing vital communications support for this event.

Preliminary radio operator assignments (also by callsign) are now posted.

Assignments are still being finalized; please check here frequently.

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.

Assignment Times

All race times are earlier this year than in previous years. The times given are still subject to change.

see briefing document for additional details

08:00 Parking crew starts
08:00 Shadows for Race Officials start
08:00 Police Briefing
09:30 Parking communications secure and relocate to course positions
09:45 All course operators on-station for 5k and 10k
12:00 Race operations end (time is approximate)


There are three NETs for the event:

Organizational net F1: 147.500 Mhz simplex
Course health and safety net   F2: 147.345 MHz, + offset, PL 100 (N1MNX, Pepperell)
Parking net F3: 145.550 MHz simplex
Course fallback F4: 147.345 MHz simplex, PL 100
Course health and safety net alternate F5: 442.900 MHz, + offset, PL 100 (N1MNX, Pepperell)

Other materials you should review:

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

You may also wish to browse photos from previous races: 2003, 2006, and 2007.

R. Swick, KD1SM
Updated: 2018-04-25T01:25:41Z