For everyone working the MS150, the rider count is now over 10,000! The number of
riders is expected to level off around 12,000. This ride uses amateur radio as the
primary communications for the entire event. With this number of riders, cell phones
become useless in the rural areas due to the lack of call capacity for the number of
cell phones brought in the area. We need your help to provide communications for this
event. Over 100 operators are needed to staff the medical vehicles, supply trucks, break
points, and several other critical areas. The positions with the most openings are
two-day positions in the event vehicles. If you can help with this worthy cause that
raises funds for Multiple Sclerosis research and patient support, please contact me. You can also sign up at
The number of events that are requesting amateur radio communications is growing,
and we need to support them, which also supports amateur radio. There are only a few
events left to help with before the MS150, so if you would like to help out and get ready
for the MS150, sign up now.
Operators of web sites and remail lists, pleae post this information on your web site.
Please show your support for amateur radio by coming out to help or by attending the events.
There are several training rides that will need amateur radio communications.
Besides helping the riders get prepared for the MS150, the ride also helps the
amateur radio operators prepare for it as well.
Mar. 21 Blue Bonnet Express Hempstead 20 operators needed
Mar. 28 Tour de Cypress West Houston 20 operators needed
110 operators are need for this event. Please contact me as soon as possible
as overnight accommodations need to arranged. The event is expected to have
over 12,000 riders this year since it is the MS150ís 20th anniversary. To provide
communications for this event, all forms of amateur radio will be needed.
Everything from HF to UHF from APRS to ECHO link is used for communications
during the event. If you are interested in helping, please contact me as soon as possible.
For the two-day volunteers, food and sleeping arrangements are provided.
The ride starts on April 17th, 2004 at 6:45am at the Tully Stadium start and 7:00 a.m. at the
Rhodes Stadium start. Riders and volunteers will overnight in the LaGrange and Bastrop area.
You must contact me to arrange for your sleeping arrangements since all motel rooms have
already been taken up by some of the 12,000 riders and volunteers. Operators will meet at
the METRO Park and Ride at I10 and Highway 6 just north of Interstate 10 at 4:30 am Sunday
You can sign up at http://www.houstonhams.org
No entry fee, free tables for commercial vendors and $10 for individuals
Contact: Dan Lakenmacher, N5UNU,
10312 Highway 36 North, Brenham, TX 77833 Phone: 979-836-8739 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
May 22, 2004
Belton Ham EXPO
Bell County Expo Center in Belton
From I-35 take Exit 292 to the Dome
$1.00 entry fee
VE Sessions at 1 p.m. Talk-in on 146.82 tone 123.0 and 444.700 123.0 tone
P.O. Box 4511
Temple, TX 76505
Don't forget to come out and do something with your radio and license!