Montreal Amateur Radio Club


Jay Challenge 2007

February 25, 2007

Hello all.

Preparations are underway for the 2007 Jay Challenge in Jay, Vermont.

For those of you who have been to it in the past, you know how interesting this series of events can be and how beautiful the area is.

I am sending this email to all the hams that have voiced interest in the past. If you are interested in participating this year, let me know.

Here is a description of the event:

The Jay Challenge is a three day event from Friday July 27th to Sunday July 29th 2007. This will be the forth year that Amateur Radio operators cover this event.

The first day is a 26 mile boat race across Lake Memphremagog in the Eastern Townships from Magog to Newport Vermont.

The second day is a 30 mile cross-country Mountain Marathon to the top of Jay Peak Vermont.

The third day is a 60 miles cross-country Mountain bike race to the top of JayPeak and around the area surrounding Jay.

What is expected from the Hams:

The Hams will be manning check points along with other volunteers to pass traffic. We will be operating on the Jay Peak repeater for the event.

For the Friday event I need 4 to 5 Hams, for Saturday 10 to 12 and Sunday 12 to 15.

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

What is supplied to the Hams:

We will be lodged in comfortable accommodations for the duration of the event, starting the evening prier to the event.

I urge anyone interested in this event to visit the event website at

I can be contacted at

if you want to volunteer or want more information.

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