The ICRC’s assistance has again been requested by the Boy Scouts of America to lend a hand at this year’s Klondike Derby being held the weekend of February 7th and 8th at the J. Norcross Boy Scout Camp in Ashford. Some members of the club will be heading up there on the 7th to set up the antennas and radio room. If anyone wants to help with this setup or tag along to see how things are put into place, please contact us at N1JGR@icrcweb.org and we’ll send you details.
We are still looking for radio operators to help keep track of the scouts as they move between the various points on their course. If you are interested in helping out, let us know. Our monthly membership meetings are held the 3rd Friday of the month, which happens to be this Friday, January 16th. Rick, N1JGR, will be giving a presentation at this month’s meeting on the Klondike Derby and that will include the gear you’ll want to bring to this event. Options are to come either day, both days, and you can sleep over if you’d like. The food is always awesome and tracking the sleds via APRS is neat too!
We also have set aside a set-up/planning day on January 31st at 8am where some of us are meeting at the diner at the corner of Rt 74 and Rt 44. Email N1JGR@icrcweb.org if you or someone you know are interested. Thanks!