Its that time of the year again…. Break out the extra batteries along with the long johns…
The following came to my email inbox this am. If you are in the area (Montreal to Ottawa) and can assist I am sure that the comms group would be pleased to hear from you.
This email has been sent to you, through the Emergency Measures Radio Group (EMRG) list server.
If you would like to be removed from this list, please send an email to: va3vxn AT rac.ca, asking to be removed.
CSM 2016 will be run on the weekend of *February 20-21, 2016*.
*Note the change of dates from past years*.
CSM 2016 is the 50th year for the event.
This year will be the 43th year we have been providing communication
support for the event.
More skiers are participating meaning there is greater need for volunteers.
We would appreciate you updating your volunteer record indicating your
availability this year.
The volunteer list page is found at http://db.radio-1.ca/volunteer_list.php.
The radio website can be found at http://www.radio-1.ca.
The course will run from Buckingham to Montebello on Saturday and then from
Montebello to Lachute on Sunday.
Redeployment during the weekend is a possibility so those who are prepared
to be redeployed during weekend let me know.
This could mean going mobile or going to another fixed location.
The heads up is so that you can prepare for such a possibility.
Assignments and additional information will become available as we get
closer to the CSM weekend in February.
If you are not available, we can always use spare equipment so perhaps you
would consider loaning a radio or antenna to someone who needs it.
If you have any questions, contact Harold at va3unk AT rac.ca
Bye for now,
Radio 1, Communications Coordinator, CSM
Its long hours…. lousy pay… food is good… and the experience fantastic…. But providing EMERGENCY, Operational and Logistical communications in an area that has poor cell service and next to non existant private commercial radio service is one of the best ways of proving the worth of (our hobby) Amateur Radio to the general public. I honestly believe that without Amateur Radio support this event would not be able to happen…