Mike VE7KPZ and Jane VE7WWJ will be volunteering at the Pacific Forest Rally, September 26 - 28, 2019.

As per the event's volunteer plan (which can change) at 5 days before the event, we will most likely be working as the radio control station at two of the three spectator locations. We'll definitely be camping out in the Unimog's camper, affectionately known as the "Lunchbox" in town in rally-related hotel parking lots (sneaking showers with the volunteers who have rooms) as well as overnight on the course Friday night.

Due to an overwhelmingly strong response of amateur radio volunteers, the event is fully staffed up. However, Tracey VE7XNY and Karl VE7ZDL also made it in as volunteers.

Come watch the event live from the official spectator locations (you'll very likely see us there) and bring your HT (and mobile) along to listen to the rally radio traffic. The event's radio operators leverage all of Merritt and area repeaters (VE7IRN 146.66-, maybe others) and many of the VHF simplex frequencies for event communications. FRS and GMRS are also heavily utilized with HAMs along the course acting as relay stations for FRS and GMRS operators.

For more information and to review the spectator guide, please visit: http://pacificforestrally.com

To check out videos of previous PFRs and other Canadian Rally Championship events, please visit: https://carsrally.ca

FYI,
Mike VE7KPZ
NORAC Vice-President 2017-2019, technical team member and PFR radio volunteer

Ps: if you would like to volunteer as a radio operator for a future rally, the next event is Big White Winter Rally in early December. Get your volunteer registration in early. ;)