VBARC – Shamrock Marathon looking for Radio Operators (March 16 & 17, 2019)

It is that time of year to start getting volunteers for Shamrock 8K and Marathon’s. 

Terry, KA8TNF, and Tom, WS9B, from the local VBARC club are looking for volunteers to help with the following events. 


Shamrock 8K is March 16, 2019.

  • Need at least 12 people for the 8K


Shamrock Marathons are March 17, 2019

  • Need at least 60 people for Marathon’s.


NOTE: VBARES/Public Service has selected three (3) crossband frequencies: they are 445.775, 445.875 and 445.85. We have also selected three (3) 2M frequencies for simplex operation: they are 147.57, 147.405 and 147.51. These frequencies will have an ENCODE and DECODE tone of 233.6. Please ensure you have these frequencies in all of your radios.

We would like everyone to program in their radio’s 147.045, 146.97, 147.3 and 444.95 as simplex frequencies. It provides a backup if repeater goes down. No Tones….


Please contact Tom (WS9B@cox.net) or Terry (KA8TNF@verizon.net) if you are interested.

VBARC Website: http://w4ug.com/

Shamrock Marathon Website: https://www.shamrockmarathon.com/

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