Events

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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!

Klondike Derby Sled

The ICRC has been asked to assist at this event by ARES Region 3’s DEC AB1GL (George) who is the communication coordinator for this event. The ICRC has been tasked with handling communications along the 10 mile mountain bike run. For those interested in participating, the details are in the below link. This is a great cause, and the food that will be provided is awesome. It’s worth mentioning that for the ICRC this is a familiar stomping ground as we’ve handled other events at Winding Trails in Farmington, CT for years.

Event Document Briefing

The ICRC participated in the Bike MS event last September and has been asked to participate in both the June and September events in 2014. This is a great cause and a chance to give back to our communities. Whether a dues paying member of ICRC or not, all volunteers are welcome to assist at this event.

Complete details on this event are available here for those looking to participate: June 1 2014 – Bike MS – ICRC briefing

Saturday May 10th, 2014 the Insurance City Repeater Club was invited back to cover safety checkpoints along the Farmington River between Burlington to Farmington, CT during the BoatEater race. Having spotters along the river to cover this 5.25 mile course is key to providing safety to the 34 race participants who weree on the water. More information about the race is on the NECKRA website

boatrace-icrc
From left to right: Jim AB1NH, Perry WY1O, Pete N1PRH, Tom KB1WEZ, Dan W1ZFG, and Steve KB1RRR. Behind the camera is Rick N1JGR. Nick KB1SNL and Jack K1NKS were also there but not available at the time this picture was taken.

On Sunday April 27th the ICRC had 12 people cover communications at the Fat Tire Classic offroad bike race held in Farmington, CT’s Winding Trails. The weather held out and it was a great day to get outside and play radio. Crossband repeaters were put into use and all had a good time.

ICRC participants at the Fat Tire Classic offroad bike race at Winding Trails, Farmington, CT.

top row: Al’s grandson, Al n1jwf, Jim ab1nh, Tom kb1wez, Dan w1zfg, Nick kb1snl, Shannon (n1jgr’s daughter), bottom row: Dave kb1tbl, Barbara kb1rrs, Chris ka1nde, and Steve kb1rrr, and behind the camera is Rick n1jgr.

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