Montreal Amateur Radio Club

 

Jay Challenge 2006.

April 30, 2006

Summer is just around the corner and I'm sure some of you would love to spend a nice weekend or even just a day in the beautiful mountains of Northern Vermont enjoying the scenery and playing with your radios and helping out in an event.

This event is the Jay Challenge in Jay, Vermont.  The Jay Challenge is a three day event from Friday July 28th to Sunday July 30th 2006.  This will be the third year that the Montreal Amateur Radio Club along with members of other Clubs, cover this event.

This is an event where you need both a car and a 50 watt mobile - a 5 watt handi talkie won't cut it!

The first day (July 28) is a 26 miles boat race across Lake Memphremagog in the Eastern Townships from Magog, Québec to Newport, Vermont.

The second day (July 29) is a 30 miles cross-country Mountain Marathon to the top of Jay Peak Vermont.

The third day (July 30) is a 60 miles cross-country Mountain bike race to the top of Jay Peak and around the area surrounding Jay.

What is expected from the Amateur Radio Operators:

The Amateur Radio Operators will be manning check points along with other volunteers, to pass traffic.  We will be operating on the Jay Peak repeater (146.745 (-) PL 100.00 Hz) for the event.

Anyone coming for 1, 2 or 3 days will be welcomed.

What is supplied to the Amateur Radio Operators:

We will be lodged in comfortable accommodations for the duration of the event, starting the evening prior to the event.  I urge anyone interested in this event to visit the event website at: http://www.jaychallenge.com/

For all additional information or to volunteer, I can be contacted at: va2ry@rac.ca

Raymond Faguy, VA2RY


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