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*All workers must be registered once you are up in the Atlanta, MI area before you can work in an official capacity for the rally. Volunteer registration will be at the Atlanta, MI Senior Center, just prior to and during the rally. The registration schedule will be posted on this website in January 2013 and in the free Spectator Guide available in the Atlanta area a week or so before the rally.
|2013 Greer Tyre/Nokian Sno*Drift Awards Program|
|2013 S*D Ham Radio Information|
The following Ham Radio Frequency will be utilized by the Organizing Committee for Voice Communications during the 2013 Sno*Drift Rally. Both of these are found on the 2 meter band.
146.76 MHz will be the Primary Repeater for Stages 1 thru 8 on Friday and Stages 9, 10, 13 & 20 on Saturday. Atlanta Service will utilize this frequency on Saturday.
Ham Radio operators involved with the 2013 event will be receiving detailed information soon.
Net Control will have a link to GRLevel3 Weather Radar and will broadcast any significant Weather related updates from the National Weather Service on the rally frequencies being utilized.
This year, SnoDrift will also incorporate Ham Radio APRS (automatic packet reporting system) operations as an adjunct to voice communications to assist officials at net control to keep a situational awareness of the event. In addition to workers with APRS mobiles units, APRS Trackers will be installed in selected Safety Vehicles and we will utilize information from competitors that have APRS Radios. The vehicle locations will be able to be monitored as they circulate thru the rally course on mapping screens.
Any interested parties that wish to Monitor the APRS traffic and do not have APRS equipment should be able to do so by either various APRS smartphone applications ( if they are a licensed ham) or on their phone's web browser or portable computer with 3G capabilities. To monitor via the web, just go to http://aprs.fi and center on Atlanta, MI. Additional APRS information and demonstration of viewing capabilities will be available at Net Control . More information about ham radio can be found at http://arrl.org and APRS at http://aprs.org.
If you have questions concerning ham radio use during the rally, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basket. The Sno*Drift Rally Organizers are trying to help this local
charity in Atlanta Michigan. The Baby Basket supports poor and needy
families in the surrounding communities. They are in need of new or
good clean used clothing for children and babies. They need any
non-perishable foods. When you come up to the rally, please bring
something for them. Drop off your contributions at the A Win Sands
Motel on North M-33 in
Atlanta or call Sue Weaver at
. Thank you.
....the Atlanta Fire/ EMS Members Charity. The Fire/ EMS Members Charity comprised of off duty Fire/ EMS workers, located in Atlanta MI, is there to educate children, lend a helping hand to the elderly, warm and comfort victims of house fires, care for the wounded, support families and ensure a child has a gift to open during the holidays. Our Mission is: "Helping others by giving back" Our Purpose: "Helping individuals in times of Hardship, Fire and Tragedy".
This year, the Fire EMS Members charity is collecting personal Hygiene items, Pillows & Blankets to help victims of house fires as well as cash donations. We have a donation center set up at the "Alpena Alcona Area Credit Union" in Atlanta.
Competitors/ volunteers and spectators can leave donations at the Atlanta Senior Center during the Rally.
Atlanta Senior Center
11780 Michigan 33
Atlanta, MI 49709-9733
T Those who have a concern about the use of the Amateur Radio Service in rallying, refer to an article at the ARRL web site - "Is It Legal?".
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