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Zodiak 100 UltraMarathon Race Comm Support

  • 02 Aug 2018 10:35 AM
    Reply # 6410560 on 5993015

    I will be positioned at the Grandview Aid Station from the beginning of the race until all of the runners have finished the race or removed from the course.  I am attaching a spreadsheet for the communication operators working the event.

    I also have attached a Google Earth KMZ file containing the race course and Aid Station locations.  If you have a problem using this Google Earth KMZ file PM me or reach out to me at n6kzm@outlook.com 

    Last modified: 02 Aug 2018 11:44 AM | Ray Gayton-Jacob
  • 06 Jul 2018 5:24 AM
    Reply # 6363122 on 5993015

    We will be conducting mesh network testing on Sunday, July 15.  So far, John Emig W6CYS, Gerry Walsh KB6OOC, John Minger AC6VV and I are planning to participate in the testing.

    Here are our test objectives:

    1.  Set up a relay node on Bertha Peak (Russ/JohnE).  Start at first light.  After we get the relay node setup, we can meet the rest of the team for breakfast at about 9:00 am at  Dennys.

    2.  Set up a mesh node and a server for Runner Track in the Village near the Start/Finish area.  (JohnE, JohnM, Gerry)

    3.  Set up a mesh node and a laptop with Runner Track at Holcomb Valley.  

    4.  Set up a mesh node and a laptop with Runner Track at Sugarloaf (Russ)

    5.  Run tests of mesh connectivity and Runner Track between the sites.

    6.  If time permits, set up mesh nodes and laptops with Runner Track at the Dump, Bear Valley (Russ), Start/Finish (JohnE, Gerry) and Aspen Glen (JohnE, Gerry).  Run tests of mesh connectivity and Runner Track over the mesh.

    Let me know if you can participate


  • 05 Jul 2018 9:14 PM
    Reply # 6362661 on 5993015

    Hi Jim and Russ,

    I spoke with John tonight, we're all good, I signed up!

    I might be up on Sunday the 15 of July for the comm test day!

    Hope to see you then.

    Dale

  • 02 Jul 2018 10:49 AM
    Reply # 6355712 on 5993015

    Hi Jim and Russ,

    FYI, I sent John an Email a week ago and no response. Sorry to bug you guys, but would like to support this event and check out the Mesh set up.

    Cheers!

    Dale

  • 25 Jun 2018 5:24 PM
    Reply # 6341884 on 6341855
    Jim Biram (Administrator)
    Dale Johnson wrote:

    Russ,

    Thank you! how do I sign up? can you choose your location on where you volunteer? I saw your list Champion was open. Are all the location listed having a mess node?

    Cheers!

    Dale


    Dale, I sent you a PM with John's email address and I also asked him to reach out to you.

  • 25 Jun 2018 4:53 PM
    Reply # 6341855 on 5993015

    Russ,

    Thank you! how do I sign up? can you choose your location on where you volunteer? I saw your list Champion was open. Are all the location listed having a mess node?

    Cheers!

    Dale

  • 21 Jun 2018 12:45 PM
    Reply # 6330414 on 5993015

    Dale,

    The race starts Friday morning and ends Saturday afternoon.  Most of the aid stations are open for a period of eight to ten hours when the runners are due along that part of the course.  However, the runners pass through some of the checkpoints more than once, so some checkpoints open on Friday morning, close Friday afternoon and then reopen on Saturday.  Here is the schedule John Emig sent me several weeks ago.

    Russ



    Last modified: 21 Jun 2018 12:47 PM | Russ Chung
  • 20 Jun 2018 4:48 PM
    Reply # 6328032 on 5993015

    Is this event 24 hours, comms stay in position for the duration?

  • 05 Apr 2018 10:39 AM
    Reply # 6030698 on 5993015

    Hello folks - please let me know if any advanced surveys are needed at Big Bear for communications planning, logistics, etc.  I only have access to the TECH bands - I am mobile 70cm, 2m, 6m, 10m at 40 watts; Hand Held 70cm, 1.25, 2m, 6m.  And, in a pinch be mobile or setup portable for 100 watts 6m and 10m.  Voice only.  

  • 22 Mar 2018 9:47 AM
    Message # 5993015
    Jim Biram (Administrator)

    This is the official forum thread for the event.  John Emig, W6CYS is the event coordinator.  Stay Tuned!

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