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Clallam County ARES
Great Olympic Adventure Trail Marathon
ARES Ham Radio Involvement

This page provides information about CC ARES participation in in providing communications support for the GOAT marathon event.

Check the Great Olympic Adventure Trail (GOAT) Marathon website to read about the details on the race.

This event covers a wide variety of rugged terrain, and there is no cellular service along many portions of the event course. Because of this, ARES volunteers provide emergency communications for safety. The ARES volunteers are stationed at each of the Aid Stations, or at least in very close proximity to them. The locations of the Aid Stations are shown on the map below.


On the day of the event, the ARES participants check into the resources net and then proceed to their assigned station.

Summary of Radio Needs:

  • Two radio operators at each staffed position
  • Communicate information from your assigned position to Finish to relay to race officials
  • The function of "Finish" operqators will be to communicate:
    • Any medical or other emergency to staff and medical team
    • Inform ham radio team members of any developments that would be of interest

Radio Frequencies in use on race day

Function Frequency PL Tone Offset Comments
Primary Communications 146.760 100.0 -0.600 Channel 17 - Stripped Peak repeater
Secondary Communications 147.520 -- -- Channel 36 - PA Simplex

Supporting information, FAQ

Medical issues
The vast majority of medical problems are muscle cramps and related ailments. Often they may resemble a "charlie horse" type pain and some may have never experienced one before. Not a pleasant feeling! The person may or may not be able to move on his or her own. The usual guidence is to direct them to the nearest AID station where some comfort can be provided. Massage usually eases the pain but thats not your job. Notify "finish" of their "bib" number and nature of compliant. If possible, have them stay with you until you get further instructions so staff can verify what is the best plan. They usually recover enough to gain mobility on their own. These are usually not serious and require no further assistance. At least one ham station can expect to be approached by someone with this medical condition. Know where to direct them and how to handle it. You will look much more professional if you think these out beforehand.

If a serious condition is suggested, call for immediate help on the radio. A medical team will be ready to help. Be sure and
give "bib" number, nature of problem and your location. Medical problems of this nature have highest priority. Also, notify any others in your vicinity that might have medical training. Stay close to the radio/racer and offer help and comfort but only to the limits of your medical training. Keep "Finish" informed of status until professional help arrives. The sports doctor tells us that a race of this nature will average one serious medical condition in about four races. Statistically, maybe one in 5,000 racers.

What if a runner wants to leave the course?

If you are approached by someone with this request, they should be directed to the nearest AID station which are co-located with our radio assignments. Follow reporting directions above as for minor medical conditions. The course marshal will make any decisions regarding the runner. Too often a runner says they are going to drop out but then decides to return when he/she feels better. Ask them to notify you if they change their mind because people could be looking for them.

What else do we do?
Relay racer status information to Finish: first male, first female, for both full and half-marathon. Full marathon runners have red bib numbers, half's have black numbers. Encourage runners: cheer & clap, or whatever moves you. Present a professional demeanor of the organization, wear your ARES vest, be friendly to the event staff. Have fun!


What do we use for call signs?

Use tactical call signs for frequent communications but be sure to ID periodically per FCC requirements.

Positions we staff

Tactical Name Position Name / Callsign Start Time End time
(estimate)
Comments
Resources --   0700 1000  
Start #1   0800 0900  
  #2        
Aid Station 1 #1   0800 0900  
  #2        
Aid Station 2 #1   0830 1045  
  #2        
Aid Station 3 #1   0900 1215  
  #2        
Aid Station 4 #1   0930 1300  
  #2        
Aid Station 5 #1   0945 1400 Special antenna needs
   #2        
Aid Station 6 #1   1000 1530 Special antenna needs
  #2        
Finish #1   0800 1600 Special antenna needs
  #2        

 

Click on the thumbnails to see the photos from previous events
Finish W7WEC & KE7TTT
W7WEC & KE7TTT
2014 Finish
KF7VAL & KE7TTT
KF7VAL & KE7TTT
2014 Finish
Aid Station 2 KA7CSZ
KA7CSZ Station #2 2014
W7YLV & WX7RIK
Y7YLV & WX7RIK
Station #6 2014
Half marathon start
2014 Half marathon start
2017 GOAT
2017 Finish
AA0RD, KD7WBM, N1ERT
   

Thanks to all the volunteers who worked this event!


Page Updated: 09/19/17

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Quick-Guide - Clallam Co.

Central & East Ends

Frequency

Tone

 

145.130-

100.0

WF7W
Port Angeles

145.150-

114.8

N7UTB
Port Townsand

146.760-

100.0

W7FEL
Striped Peak

146.760-

77.0

W7FEL
Carlsborg RX

146.840-

100.0

VE7VIC
Victoria

145.190-

127.3

N7HNM
Lyman Hill

442.100+

100.0

KC7EQO
Blyn

443.950+

100.0

VE7RTC
Victoria

444.875+

107.2

VE7USA
Victoria

West End

145.370-

114.8

K7MMI
Ellis Peak RX

146.660-

107.2

N7QDY
North Point


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