Bruce Lunde - KF4KKZ
loads a rider's bicycle
Hillsboro for Loudoun County High School Transfer Point
- Route Riders - Rovers
is where the rubber meets the road. Trained amateur radio operators travel
out on the route in their radio equipped vehicles, in their bicycle rack
equipped vehicles, on their radio equipped bicycles and as shot-gun radio
operators in Reston Bicycle Club furnished SAG vehicles. They are the
first to find and deal with trouble.
LARG put a record number of radio-equipped operators on the routes
this year. Besides being able to communicate on the 2-meter net, several
were equipped with moblie-portable APRS stations which beaconed their
locations to the central APRS control station in Hamilton. Many thanks
goes to Larry Hughes - K3HE, Carol Boehler - KF4TJJ, Steve Tedesco -
KB2CEV, Allen Evans - KI4DHX, Chris Fristad - KI4BRG, Kurt Reber - KI4FWB,
Boyd Garrett - N5CTI, Steve Greene - KS1G, Nancy Dluehosh - KE4RTP,
Paul Dluehosh - N4PD, Tom Dawson - WB3AKD, Bruce Lunde - KF4KKZ,
and Karl Hamilton - KI4BDS.
- KS1G Operating Bicycle Mobile
Checks in at Hillsboro. Steve's Bicycle mounted radio is shown
in the lower left insert.
- N4PD and Nancy - KE4RTP Dluehosh of Leesburg rode western
and northern routes looking for lost souls. Then they turned
into a SAG to help a rider home from Hillsboro.
and Nancy operated on HF and VHF throughout the operation with
- Route Rider
Nancy checked the northern routes at close of operations for
any stragglers before reporting to Waterford.