[mvarbb] GOBA in Greene County Thursday 23 June
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Wed Jun 15 04:12:09 UTC 2011
Greene County ARES will be coordinating support for the Great Ohio Bicycle
Adventure as it travels across the northeastern corner of Greene County on
Thursday, June 23. Riders will enter Greene County at Clifton around 0930
and should clear the county by early afternoon (by 1500). Lunch will be
About 8 to 10 hams with 2m mobiles would be great. BARC, UVARC, XWARN and
other hams in Greene and surrounding counties are invited to participate.
You do not have to be an ARES member. We will meet at the Cedarville
Township Fire Station on US-42 just east of SR-72 around 0845-0900.
Operations will be on the Clark County 145.310(-) repeater. The BARC
147.045(+) repeater will be used for talk-in and logistics in Greene
County-and for backup to 145.310(-), if needed.
If you can help, please email me at: W8LLY at ARRL.net. See further
information and details below.
73, Fred Stone W8LLY
EC, Greene County ARES
W8LLY at ARRL.net
(m) (937) 470-6948
(h) (937) 848-4112
2011 Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure
Greene County ARES will be supporting the 23rd annual week-long Great Ohio
Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) as it travels through the northeast corner of
Greene County on Thursday, June 23.
GOBA is an eight-day bicycle tour. This year, the tour starts and ends in
Kenton with stops in Marion, Delaware, London and Bellefontaine. More than
2,500 cyclists are expected to pedal into London on Wednesday, June 22, camp
two nights at London High School, then pedal out on Friday, June 24.
On Thursday, June 23, riders are offered several tours of varying lengths.
One, the 100-mile "Century Ride" will travel from London through Madison
County into Clark County and then through the Greene County countryside from
Clifton, to Cedarville, to Jamestown, north through a sliver of Fayette
County, back into Greene County, back into Clifton, back into Clark County
and back to London.
ARES units and clubs in the respective counties will be providing
communications support for the event. Being a weekday, a lot of the usual
public service volunteers will be working and unavailable to help. Thus,
Greene County ARES is encouraging any of its available members to help along
with BARC, UVARC and XWARN members and other hams from Greene County and
The faster riders will enter Greene County probably around 0930 and most
riders should clear the county by early to mid afternoon. GOBA has a number
of hams who also will assist and they will follow-up with late stragglers.
Radio operators should be in the area by around 0900 and should be able to
secure by 1500. Lunch will be provided also.
For more information about GOBA, please see the GOBA website at
http://www.goba.com/. Note the link to gobahams at the bottom of the page.
If you can help, please send an email to W8LLY at ARRL.net. Ham radio
communications support really is appreciated by the GOBA riders.
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