Hams Needed Sunday - 2011 San Antonio Rock & Roll Marathon
Once again, the AARO Ham Club has been tasked with providing Hams to assist
the San Antonio Rock & Roll Marathon on Sunday, November 13, 2011. We don't
have much time to get this organized, but we need volunteers at every mile
marker, and a few other odd ball locations along the route. We need about 2
dozen (minimum) ham radio volunteers to staff each of the assigned
positions. We'll be operating on a 2 meter frequency to be disclosed to
volunteers who sign up for this event. Most positions can use HT, but the
southernmost positions on the route may require use of a mobile radio.
Duties include picking up the timing clocks prior to the event, (See #3
below for details), then being on-site at your assigned location prior to
6am, ready to turn them on when Dave Espinoza W5QS gives us the countdown
over the radio. We'll send out exact locations for each position for those
of you who sign up to work the event.
Coordinator this year is LEE BESING N5NTG. Contact Lee via email at
<mailto:email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer, or call him at
210-771-7075. Email preferred due to tracking of assignments. If you have
a preference on location, or limitation on time available for the day of the
event, please let us know. We'll assign locations on first come, first
serve, with preferences given for those asking for repeat locations from
previous years (to help minimize directional confusion).
A few of you have already contacted Lee for volunteering & we thank you.
Please confirm that you are on his list. We need your name, call sign,
cell phone #, email address, preferred location (or any limitations) & of
course your T-Shirt Size.
Assignments will distributed via email, or in person as needed. Please
come to the AARO Club Meeting at 7pm on Wednesday, November 9th, for full
details and to get assignments in person. Meeting location is Mamacitas
Mexican Restaurant, 8030 W IH-10 on the Eastbound access road, between
Medical & Callahan Road.
801112662630638800> Map Link Here
This year's route has been changed due to construction downtown.
PDF Map is available at <http://sanantoniohams.org/blog/?p=5800>
Here's the plan, same as previous years:
1) AARO volunteers staff the start line and a minimum 22 clock locations
on race day.
2) Ideally, the volunteers have been pre-assigned a location based on
history, accessibility, comfort with location, time available to volunteer,
3) Volunteers report to the race compound in Alamodome Lot C at 6 p.m. on
Friday, Nov. 11. At that time, the volunteers will get their clock, case,
charger, tripod, course maps/specific location, passes, T-shirts, and any
additional instructions and information.
4) Race morning, one person reports to the start line area to broadcast
the race start (typically parking on the top floor of the parking garage at
Bowie and Market). All other volunteers drive directly to their post by 6
a.m. Note that the roads are closing earlier this year due to the inaugural
bike tour at 6:45 a.m.
5) Volunteers place clocks on the tripods at their mile location (mile
signs delivered by other course set-up crews) and stand by for race start at
6) At the precise race start broadcast from the start (should be right at
7:30 a.m.), volunteers start their clock.
7) Volunteers park off the course but within sight of their clock. During
the race, they are basically cheerleaders.
8) Volunteers should know where closest medical station, water station,
and restrooms are on their course. They should see these when driving to
9) When the last runners go by (as indicated by the passing of the
official "tail vehicle") they return the clock to the case and break down
the tripod. The clock, case, and tripod will be picked up by one of the
course crews. They should not leave their clock unattended after the race.
10) After their clock, case and tripod are picked up, their task is over.
Rock 'n' Roll San Antonio Digital Course Clock Positions Needed
All clocks started with the first runner start (should be 7:30am, not the
bike tour at 6:45 a.m. or the wheelchairs at 7:25 a.m.). If you have a
position that requires multiple clocks to be activated, turn them all on at
same time & then deploy to the designated sign locations or use multiple
1) Joint Mile 1
2) Joint Mile 2
3) Joint Mile 3
4) Joint Mile 4
5) Joint Mile 5
6) Joint Mile 6
7) Joint Mile 7
8) Joint Mile 8
9) Joint Mile 9
10) Joint Mile 10 (can be combined with Full Mile 25 if needed as they are
11) Half Mile 11 (can be combined with Full Mile 24 if needed as they are
12) Half Mile 12 and Full Mile 25 (very close together)-2 clocks
13) Full mile 11
14) Full mile 12 and mile 23 (close together) - 2 clocks
15) Full Mile 13, Full Mile 13.1 (halfway), and Full Mile 22-3 clocks
16) Full Mile 14 and full mile 21 (close together) - 2 clocks
17) Full Mile 15
18) Full Mile 16
19) Full Mile 17
20) Full Mile 18
21) Full Mile 19
22) Full Mile 20
23) Net Control Start / Finish - David Espinoza
Lee Besing, N5NTG
Phone (210)771-7075 (cell) voice or text msg