Title: 2013 AERC Heart of the Hills Endurance Event
Location: Hill Country State Natural Area – Bandera, Texas
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Description: The AERC Heart of the HIlls is a 25 and 50 mile equestrian endurance event that test the horse and rider.
Hill Country REACT as well as members of other organizations have provided Amateur Radio Communications, Safety and Tracking for the last 3 years. Amateur Radio has become and important part of this event due to the remoteness and terrain, and our familiarity of the facility. In being able to consistently and accurately track the competitors at various checkpoints, we have become more than just a safety net!
Any licensed Amateur Radio Operator with interest in Public Service and Emergency Communications are invited to assist with this event. Events like this are the best way to test equipment and hone skills that would be useful during a disaster deployment.
This years event will be two days, with the major emphasis and need on Saturday March 2nd, as the largest group of competitors will be on this day. Sunday March 3rd will be the same course for the most part, but the expected group is smaller.
Communications for this event is typically VHF simplex voice and the utilization of a event specific packet spreadsheet utilized for tracking.
We need 8 – 12 operators for Saturday March 2nd and 5 – 8 on Sunday!
For more information or to sign up, contact Louis – K5STX at firstname.lastname@example.org
Start Date: 2013-03-02
Start Time: 06:00
End Date: 2013-03-03
End Time: 15:00