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Race for the Cure

HOTARC provided radio communications in support of this annual fundraiser and public-awareness event that involved several thousand participants and volunteers from the central Texas area. This year's Race for the Cure began in downtown Waco on September 20, 2014 with the first runners lining up at 8:00 am around 3rd and Washington. The 5k and 10k courses head up Martin-Luther King Blvd heading into Cameron Park and back, on a short 5K route and a harder 10K route. This is a relatively simple event (a good warm-up to our more demanding events).

For this event, we used the Baylor Club's (BARC) 147.16 MHz (tone 123) repeater. We were also prepared to use the HOTARC 442.875 repeater as backup. The 440 repeater gave excellent signal reports, but not everyone had their 440 equipment at the ready. We hope to work on that in future events.
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Operators arrived at their assigned station, ready to communicate with Net Control between 7:30 and 8:00 am. NOTE: vehicles had to be parked off the main roadway—in a parking lot or on a side street (not MLK BLvd, for example).

See station assignments (click for full size), with the locations as shown on the map above (click for full size).

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