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SAVE THE DATES Feb 7,8,9 2020!!! lots of stuff to be updated on this site - signup form coming soon!

  • Probable date for the volunteer thank-you banquet is Feb 19, 2020 at the usual spot.

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Ham radio operators at CSM 2020

The Canadian Ski Marathon for 2020 will run on February 8th and 9th. Starting in 2018, the CSM used commercial radios for health, safety, and logistics traffic. However, in both 2018 and 2019 the CSM used the skills and knowledge of ham operators to run a controlled net on the commercial rigs. When equipment or environmental factors made the commercial rigs difficult or impossible to use, many of the hams powered up their own 2M rigs to get the messages through.

Current plans are not finalized for CSM 2020 so NO DETAILS ARE AVAILABLE YET for the exact mix of commercial and ham radio planned. At the very least, ham radio will be used as backup in case of problems with the commercial system. As details become available, they will be posted here. We will be posting a link to the potential volunteer list at a later date.

To comment, please send an email to Harrie Jones, VE3HYS harriej59_at_gmail.com or to Neil Herber, VE3PUE ve3pue@hambone.ca.

To see pics from CSM 2019 go to CSM2019


But this may not be ham radio! (you say to yourself...)

We expect there to be some mix of commercial and ham radio at CSM 2020.

The important point is that the CSM needs people who are skilled at operating on a controlled net. Those are ham skills.

But I am busy that weekend!

Well, maybe next year? Would you be willing to pass this info on to other operators you know? Perhaps your local club ... ? Thanks!

Trail routing is probably the same as 2018 and 2019

The so-called "Northern Trail" was used in both 2018 and 2019, and the routing for 2020 should be almost identical. Routing details are posted on the Maps page. Note that the route may change due to landholder changes, weather, and safety concerns.

Add your own comments or questions below ...


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