NORAC members and amateur radio guests are once again invited to help out with the marshaling of the 100th Annual Falkland Stampede Parade.

 
New and old members are all invited to lend a hand in one of our community service events for the year.
 
Host / Organizers - Mel (VE7STR) and Carol (VE7SHS) Stratton
 
Questions and Confirmations - Call and leave a message at 250-379-2633
 
When - Sunday May 20th
 
Times
  • 11am - Arrival and start organizing the parade floats
  • 1pm - Parade begins
  • 2:30 (approx) the parade work is completed
  • Social and BBQ, immediately following at the QTH of Mel and Carol in Falkland.
Notes and Tips
  • This is an easy and fun activity, newcomers have no need to be anxious, we appreciate all the help we can get and we'll get you working in a role that you're comfortable with.
  • Monitor the VE7RSS Silver Star repeater for directions and help when arriving or departing Falkland. The VHF frequency is 146.880 with a (-) minus offset.
  • I'm fairly certain I heard Carol mention that they use a simplex frequency for the marshaling work. 146.520?
  • Bring a fully charged VHF handheld radio ready for operation during the marshaling.
  • (optional) Bring a backup fully charged battery pack or extra radio just in case your primary fails.
  • Pack a cooler with sufficient cold drinks for the day, and food for the BBQ later.
  • Pack a lawn chair for the social afterwards.
  • Dress for the weather, sunscreen, hat, etc.
Camping
  • While most people make it just a day event, Mel and Carol have always graciously opened their lawn to overnight camping and have a few regulars each year.
  • Call Mel and Carol to discuss if you're interested.