Location: Hill Country State Natural Area – Bandera, Texas
When: 9th and 10th of January 2016
It is that time of year, to start marking your calendars and making preparations for the 14th Annual Bandera 100k Ultra-Marathon held at Hill Country State Natural Area in Bandera County.
Tejas Trails Communication Group – Coordinated by Hill Country REACT and supported by Highland Lakes Amateur Radio Club, Chaparral Amateur Radio Club, Crew 317 and many dedicated Amateur Radio Operators from San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Kerrville and other locations throughout the state, have supported and provided communications for this event the past 11 years. The team is responsible for communications, health and welfare, tracking, and occasionally Search and Rescue. We also manage the parking at o’dark-thirty to get the 1000 plus individuals parked and to the start-finish line on time.
This event typically requires 18 – 25 Amateur Radio Operators in a situation that is similar to what an Emergency Communications Operator would experience in a disaster zone. Remote operations little to no permanent infrastructure. Bring it, work it, test it, and enjoy it! Horseback Hams are also needed and greatly appreciated by the participants.
If you know of a youth organization that needs public service hours, this is a great opportunity to get them in. We have numerous positions from assisting the communications team to helping serve the runners at the aid stations.
UHF, VHF Voice and Packet communications are involved in this event. And with some hard work between now and then, possibly HSMM-Mesh!
This is a fun event with challenges. The participants of this event, are of a type you will not encounter at most other events we deal with throughout the year. Over the years, we have made some lasting friendships among the event management, participants and operators that come out to help. This is one event, where your hard work and efforts are truly recognized and appreciated from top to bottom.
Interested operators should contact the Communications Safety Team Coordinator. Louis -K5STX k5stx10 at gmail
Clubs and Organizations are invited to participate as a group! The adopt a station program has been a big success the last couple of years, allowing various teams to test and train together with others of like mind and direction.
Also, we are working on a sponsor for special door prize item, which all participating hams will have their call sign put in a hat, and a drawing Saturday evening! Meals are provided to our volunteers during the event.
K5STX – Louis Upton : email : k5stx10 at gmail or 830-305-2889
Start Date: 2015-01-09 Start Time: 06:00
End Date: 2015-01-10 End Time: 07:00