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THE IN-PERSON CSM ON FEBRUARY 11-12, 2023 IS A GO! WE NEED RADIO OPS TO VOLUNTEER ASAP!!!

Volunteer now at https://secure.eton.ca/NEIL/blog/index.php/csm/add-record

Ham radio operators at CSM 2023

Starting in 2018, the CSM began to use commercial digital radios for health, safety, and logistics traffic. However, the CSM still uses the skills and knowledge of ham operators to run a controlled net on the commercial rigs. When equipment or environmental factors make the commercial rigs difficult or impossible to use, 2m ham radio is used as a backup.

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

Tasks for radio ops

We usually need radio operators for:

  • net control - located near Montebello
  • checkpoints - spread along the route - see Maps for details
  • chip team - mobile throughout the event installing and removing the loops and skier counting equipment at checkpoints

Volunteer thank-you banquet

A volunteer thank-you banquet is usually held at Saveurs des Continents, 4 Impasse de la Gare Talon, Gatineau, QC https://goo.gl/maps/Fj7sSuKbkC12 . In addition to free food, the banquet features lots of door prizes (some quite substantial) and presentation of service pins and awards. Banquet plans are still tentative for 2023.

Ops radio team service awards at the banquet: Austin Sweezey VA3SWY (5 yrs), Arthur Smith VA3BIT (15 yrs), Wayne Getchell VE3CZO (35 yrs), Harrie Jones VE3HYS (40 yrs!!), Neil Herber VE3PUE (30 yrs), Frédéric Ménard (Admin-1), absent was David Scobie VE3BOW (3 yrs)

To see more pics from CSM 2020, including the banquet, go to CSM2020 SlideShow


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

Ham radios will be used for backup and for some volunteers who will not have commercial rigs available.

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? (February 2024) Please pass this info on to other operators you know. Perhaps your local club ... ? Thanks!

Page last modified on November 14, 2022, at 11:50 AM