The Reston Century 2004  Ride Across Loudoun

SAG Operator Bruce Lunde - KF4KKZ of Leesburg assists riders before departing with them to the transportation transfer point at Loudoun County High School. Photo by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, VA.

SAG Bruce Lunde - KF4KKZ
loads a rider's bicycle before departing Hillsboro for Loudoun County High School Transfer Point

SAGs - Route Riders - Rovers

        This 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.

        The 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.

Steve Green - KS4G operating Bicycle Mobile stops at Hillsboro for a break. Photo by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes County, VA.

Route Rider

Steve Greene - KS1G Operating Bicycle Mobile
Checks in at Hillsboro. Steve's Bicycle mounted radio is shown in the lower left insert.


Rover & SAG

Paul - 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.

Paul and Nancy operated on HF and VHF throughout the operation with nice signals.

N4PD as SAG Operator. Photo by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, VA.
Route Riders Paul N4PD and Nancy - KE4RTP Dluehosh of Leesburg, VA. Photo by Norm Styer - AI2C de Clarkes Gap, VA.

Rover - Route Rider

Paul and Nancy checked the northern routes at close of operations for any stragglers before reporting to Waterford.