A Very BIG Thank you to ALL who participated in yesterdays Habitat for Humanity Halloween Hoot Bike Event. What a way to start the day with cold and windy rain as a few brave souls who wanted to ride their bicycles came out for a great cause. We were ready and if I didn't get to see all of you personnally, I want to express my Thanks for a job well done. Everything worked fairly well on our end with some unexpected last minute changes but you remain flexible and go with your best. Next year we'll refine things even more and hope the weather is better. The final count was out of 525 riders registered, only 142 actually participated in yesterdays ride, with only 2 riders not finishing the ride in time alotted, not counting those who where SAG'ed in during the ride due to broken cycles or other reasons. No medical issues except for some "spills" during the "off-road" portion of the route near Durham Co Stadium on a slippery section. Again a Big THANKS to our Durham ARES members and our neighbors from Orange Co ARES who helped out this year again and the DFMA for the use of the MCU which is always appreciated during these events.
Need mobile/portable APRS trackers especially one that may attach or be able to be used on a bicycle.
Also, Looking for Dual Band Mobile Radios able to become portable with a Mag-mount antenna to use on SAG vehicles.
Hello; We as local amateurs have an opportunity to shine once again this year and help a local group Habitat for Humanity with one of their annual fundraisers. On Sat Oct 29th Habitat for Humanity is having their Halloween Bike Ride Event with routes of 31, 62 and 100 miles through Durham, Person and Orange Counties. The event begins registering cyclists at 7am, ride begins at 9am and ride support ends at 4pm.
Section ARES Mgr Tom Brown N4TAB has requested coverage for Eastern Branch EOC for Monday night and All day Tuesday consisting of 12 hr shifts 7am-7pm and 7pm-7am with 2 positions each shift. Our District EC Dwyane Ayers N4MIO has been able to obtain coverage for Monday and Tuesday, but it's unknown if needs will extend into Wednesday and beyond. If anyone from Durham ARES is available Wednesday or beyond to cover a 12 hrs shift either daytime or night shift let me know and I'll pass your info along to Dwyane N4MIO
EC/Durham Co ARES