Upcoming Events Needing Support

There are several upcoming events that desire ham radio support. Please
consider joining us for these activities. They provide good experience
that is applicable to emergency incidents, should we be called upon to
provide services. It is a good chance to sharpen your skills and to
check out equipment. And you will likely have fun doing it. The only
requirements for the activities listed are an amateur radio license
(Technician or higher) and a transceiver capable of operation on two
meter FM. (If you do not possess a radio, yet, a loaner can be arranged).

Sunday, October 10 Dayton River Corridor Classic Half Marathon and 5k
Volunteers assemble at 8:00 AM (9:00 starting gun); timing closes at
NOON, so the last assignment should be done by then.
Start and finish are at Welcome Stadium (Edwin C Moses Blvd). Course
goes North to Stewart, crosses the river, and heads South along the bike
path to the halfway point. The runners turn around and reverse the path
back to the stadium.
We could use a number of bicycle mobile operators to patrol the course.
Contact Bob Baker N8ADO via email n8ado@arrl.net to sign up or ask

Saturday, October 23 Dayton District Cross Country Meet
First race starts at NOON, so we will assemble at 11:00 AM. The last
race is scheduled to end at 4:30 PM.
Location is the Cedarville University Cross Country Course (in Cedarville).
Lunch may be provided; details to follow.
Contact Bob Baker N8ADO via email n8ado@arrl.net to sign up or ask

Saturday, November 20 MidEast Cross Country Challenge
This is an invitational for elite cross country runners from Ohio and
several surrounding states. Besides acting as spotters to help with
runner safety, we report the mile times of the lead runners.
Location is Indian Riffle Park on Stroop Rd. in Kettering.
There are two races at 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM.
A number of the volunteers get together for breakfast before the event.
Contact Bob Baker N8ADO via email n8ado@arrl.net to sign up for the
event, for breakfast, or to suggest where we should eat.

There are several other events planned, but let me refer you to the
following web page to get the latest information:

www.ohd3ares.org look for the Public Service Events list on the
right side of the page.

From email by N8ADO

2021 Air Force Marathon Volunteer Update

Dear Volunteers,

As you may or may not have heard yet, the 25th Air Force Marathon in-person event has been cancelled and will now be held as a virtual event.

As one of our volunteers and supporters, we wanted to reach out directly and thank you for supporting our event over the last 25 years. Our team was very much looking forward to celebrating our 25th Anniversary with all of you in-person this year and we understand that this is disappointing news for all, our team included.

We are planning on hosting a packet pick-up for local participants and we will be mailing out virtual packets again this year. We will have limited volunteer opportunities available and we will reach out to all volunteers once those details are finalized. If you are not able to volunteer for either opportunity, we hope that we will continue to have your assistance at future events.

If you or your volunteer group were already registered to volunteer for the 2021 Air Force Marathon, your volunteer registration has been cancelled and you do not need to do anything further for your volunteer registration. Our volunteer registration site is currently closed and we will reach out to all with new volunteer opportunities in the future.

Once again, we want to thank you for your support of the Air Force Marathon and we will sorely miss seeing you all this September. Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions or concerns and we look forward to seeing you at the 2022 Air Force Marathon!


The Air Force Marathon Team

Youngs Dairy Bike Tour

It’s time again to seek volunteers for the Young’s Dairy Charity Bike Tour that will be on Saturday, September 11th. The ONE day tour covers several Ohio counties, comprising up to 100 miles, so a large number of ham radio operators will be needed. The tour starts at 8:00 AM on Saturday from Young’s Dairy, which is on Highway 68, north of Yellow Springs, and extends north to Bellefontaine Ohio and then returns back to Youngs Dairy. There is a bike path route for a portion of the return trip. We are not responsible for tracking riders on the bike path, but we may cover a few key intersections.

We are in need of very many operators for this event. Please consider coming out, if only for a portion of the day.

For the southern part of the course we will be using the Springfield 145.310 Repeater with a 82.5hz tone.
For the northern part of the course we will be using the Bellefontaine 147.000 Repeater with 100hz tone.

Please contact Mike Crawford, if you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for this event.