Public Service Opportunities

Lee Besing

This is a one time message, primarily about public service events
happening in the San Antonio metro and Austin metro area, or points
in between. It is of limited interest to hams not living in this
immediate area. If you are interested in participating in the first
event highlighted below, please contact me direct at this email
address, or at my other "" address.

This is the first time that the ADA has rented the 15 passenger vans
for SAG purposes, and the first year they have turned over 100% SAG
Operations and BP Communications to Ham Radio Operators.

de Lee N5NTG
210-771-7075 cell phone



Tour De Cure

American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure on May 17-18 needs ham
radio operators to drive SAG's (15 passenger vans), staff break
points and key shadow positions, and run net control for this two
day event. Some positions open for 1 day assignments. This is only
the 2nd year that the ADA has used Ham Radio Operators, so we need a
strong support from the Ham Radio Community to show them how well we can do.

Event starts in San Antonio on Saturday at the Pearson Test Center
(formerly called Harcourt) on Bulverde Road, near Evans, north of
1604. Finish line on Saturday is in San Marcos at the Texas State
University, but at a new location on the south side of campus.
Sunday's start is same point as Saturday's finish line, and Sunday's
Finish is at Aikin High School on the south side of Austin. Primary
repeater for both days is most likely to be SARO's Canyon Lake
repeater on 147.14, switching on Day 2 to the Austin 146.94 repeater if needed.

All 2 day assignments / volunteers will get use of FREE Dorm Room at
Texas State University in San Marcos for sleeping over night, to
eliminate the need to drive home between days or get a hotel room.
Free T-shirt for all ham volunteers, some free meals provided. Fuel
reimbursement offered for SAG drivers only. Dorm rooms are 2 persons
per room, with restrooms / showers down the hallway. Persons staying
in these rooms need to furnish their own pillow, bed linens and
towels as needed.

Contact LEE BESING, N5NTG, at 210-771-7075 or via email at
to volunteer. Jeff Schmidt, N5MNW, is coordinating hams from the
Austin end of the course, and the hams from Hayes County ARES are
coordinating San Marcos Hams.

Here are the Forms / Maps that you need for this course. All Ham
Volunteers need to complete and return the Volunteer Form.
SAG / Break Point Ham Volunteer Form Here
Day 1 Course Map Here
Day 1 Course - Cue Sheet Here
Day 2 Course Map Here
Day 2 Course - Cue Sheet Here



Mark your calendars now!

* April 24th - Battle of the Bands -- Alamo Stadium / San Antonio (SARO)
* May 3rd - 5k Run for the Hills - Bulverde Senior Center /
Bulverde (REACT)
* May 3rd - Special Olympics - Harlendale Stadium / San Antonio (REACT)
* May 17th-18th - ADA Tour de Cure San Antonio to Austin -
(Bicycle tour, SAGS, Start/Finish, Break Points needed to be
staffed by ham operators) (Various groups, see notice above, using
the SARO 147.14 repeater)
* June 13th-14th - Texas River Safari / San Marcos to Seguin to
Coast along the river (SARO)
* July 4th Parade - Startzville / Canyon Lake (REACT)
* September 13th - La Vernia Wild West Hammerfest Bicycle Tour /
La Vernia (SARO)
* October 4th-5th - MS150 San Antonio - Corpus Christi (Bicycle
tour, SAGS, Start/Finish, Break Points needed to be staffed by ham
operators) (SARO)
73 de N5NTG Lee W. Besing San Antonio, Texas
(210)771-7075 mobile