Public Service Report – Victoria Marathon (Oct. 9, 2016)

20 Oct

A big thanks goes out to the 48 amateur radio volunteers who turned out to support the annual Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon. There were 287 logged radio calls from our checkpoints into the VE7VRV comms van. Runner support calls included 7 general calls, 4 medical assist calls, and 14 tired runners. Volunteering as a radio operator for these events provides a live opportunity to practise radio operations of consequence. We provide real time joint medical dispatch with first responders, St. John Ambulance and WARA’s support teams including our crews operating 2 tired runner vans. The Marathon Society provides WARA with an honorarium which helps support our ongoing operations. Remember the TC10K coming up in the spring. I am planning on be away so we are looking for a replacement coordinator. Again, thanks everyone, 73 Alan va7awm