Baylor Bearathon 2017HOTARC members lent our radio communications skills to support the Baylor Student Foundation as they held their annual BEARATHON. This year's event was held on March 25, 2017, starting at 7 AM, with race support lasting until 12 PM, with the Start/Finish Line at McLane Stadium. The half-marathon course, and optional 5k course, gave about 2500 runners from across the state opportunity to test their stamina, support the Baylor Student Foundation, and even compete for some cash prizes, as they run from the new McLane Stadium, through the Baylor campus, into the scenic roads of Cameron Park—and back.
Click the Bearathon logo and map image shown below for more details. Our radio-communication positions are at each mile/rest stop.Assignments (scroll): (no longer available)
For this event, we used the BARC repeater: 147.16 MHz (tone 123). NOTE: Transmitting from deep within Cameron Park, we needed more than a handheld radio with stock antenna—either a better, higher antenna, or just use a mobile rig. We had our 145.15 repeater (tone 123) or simplex 147.55 ready as backup. The point of contact was Jim KA5QKL or Lynn KD5DZU.
More Bearathon maps were available at the BSF website.
Official maps were also available at MapMyRun: mile markers, 3D video track, zoomable, etc.
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