Special Olympics Summer Games June 8 and 9
We will again be doing communications at the Special Olympics Summer Games. The types of traffic range from routine supply and information requests to emergency or medical requests. This is good practice for handling tactical messages, a service to the community, and visibility for Amateur Radio. We have been short on volunteers the last few times, so you are needed. Please contact us if you can help.
We do this with the Torrance Police Officer’s Association. My children Thomas Lidikay KG6HCN, and Jennifer Lidikay KJ6HRW and I have been driving the scout cars long enough that we usually have it under control, but we do like to have company if anyone wants to ride along with us, or occasionally we need relief drivers. We play Christmas songs and play announcements, still in the voice of the club founder, Henry WA6RJA, who was the original “Santa One”
We depart from the Torrance Police station at 4:30pm most nights. Routes 1, 8, and 22 are an hour earlier.
We need communicators to support operations, and emergencies (hopefully none)
In the event of an emergency, we are on the air. The repeaters vantage point on Palos Verdes give it good coverage of the Los Angeles Basin, Catalina (used on the 2007 fire). and down the coast to the south. If you are a licensed Amateur Radio operator and would like to be on our alert list