Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue

A TARA Communication Exercise

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To Volunteer, please contact:
Paul: WA6EWV
or
Tom: KE7NCJ

Ride Date
SUNDAY - September 8th, 2019

Ride Start time: Staggered from 6:30am to 7:30am every 15 minutes
Start/Finish Location: Hard Rock Casino and Hotel
Course Closes at 4:30pm

Update as of Aug 14, 2019
Rest Stop
Support And Gear
Assignments & Times

PDF Assignment Page Soon

Location Assignments as of August 14 !

Location Mile Open/Close Time TARA
Crew Time
Crew Assignment Comments
Hard Rock 00.0 & 72.5 05:30am - 5:30pm 5:00am - 6:30pm See Comm Van schedule below Control point - Start/Finish  
Vikingsholm
13.9
6:15am - 10:30am 5:30am - 11:00am Tony - KB7NV
Rest Stop #1
Homewood
26.2
Not Manned
Tahoe City / Tahoe Vista Rec Area
31.8
8:15am - 1:45pm 8:15am - 2:00pm Daryl - KE7HXD & Karen - XYL
Ben - KG7FSN
Parker - KF5SVH
Rest Stop #2
Kings Beach
42.3
9:15am - 4:00pm 9:15am - 4:00pm Manuel - KG6VOQ LUNCH & Rest Stop #3
Scenic Outlook (road turnout)
50.9
9:15am - 4:00pm 9:15am - 4:00pm TBA
Not a Rest Stop BUT used for Rider Pickup
Half Spooner (road turnout)
55.5
9:15am - 4:00pm 9:15am - 4:00pm Rick - K9THO
Rest Stop #4
Spooner
59.6
9:15am - 4:30pm 9:30am - 5:00pm Emerson - KN6BNW
Matt - W7KJU
Scott - KM6SSK
Rest Stop #5
Support & Gear
Assigned Operator
SAG ONE 5:30am - 6:00pm 5:30am - 6:00pm Cory - KF6JVE Mobile operations
SAG TWO 5:30am - 6:00pm 5:30am - 6:00pm TBA Mobile operations
SAG THREE 5:30am - 6:00pm 5:30am - 6:00pm TBA Mobile operations
SAG FOUR 5:30am - 6:00pm 5:30am - 6:00pm TBA Mobile operations
SAG FIVE 5:30am - 6:00pm 5:30am - 6:00pm TBA Mobile operations
NOTES:
1) Actual SAG numbers and driver assignments subject to change on the day of the ride.
2)ALL Radio operator Shadows for SAG assignments begin at 05:30 at Hard Rock - finish times are end of event !



Comm Van Staff Schedule
Operator(s) Assignment
Paul - WA6EWV ICO  
Tom - KE7NCJ Asst ICO

Comm Frequencies:
Primary Repeater: 147.24, plus offset, PL of 123hz
Backup Repeater: 146.850 minus offset, PL of 123hz
Backup Simplex: 146.550

Net Control Station
All communication is through Net Control.

The TARA radio van will be in place at the Hard Rock Casino and Hotel.

NCS call sign is "K6SLT".
Tactical call is "Hard Rock".

There may be times when expedience dictates direct communication - one site to another.
Direct contact with another station should be requested through NCS.

Communications Log sheets, ICS 309, are available by clicking here.
A reconstruction of details and times can sometimes help Dispatch with a review of conditions.
We appreciate getting those sheets from you, after the ride.

Radio Communicator Duties & On-Site Instructions

    Your safety is always top priority.
    Make sure your OPERATING LOCATION IS SAFE
    and that you are operating with proper Amateur Radio Practices and Procedures.

    Please ID every 10 minutes with extended traffic OR with your LAST "Traffic Transmission"
    Back & forth traffic over a few minures does not require an ID with every transmission,
    BUT, you MUST ID with the LAST transmission in that short series of transmissions.

    Your primary objective as a radio operator is to provide accurate, timely and relevant information
    to the Ride Director and staff through the NCS.
    Please remember to listen 2-3 seconds BEFORE you begin your transmission.

    If you have an EMERGENCY, announce it.
    Example: "WA6EWV WITH EMERGENCY TRAFFIC."
    NCS will then clear the net
    and
    ALL OTHER STATIONS SHOULD HOLD TRAFFIC UNTIL THE EMERGENCY IS CLEARED BY NCS
    .

    If you have amateur radio magnetic signs, please use them on your vehicle.

    If you have a fluorescent "Radio" vest, consider wearing it.

    This event is a communications challenge and a good opportunity for experimenting
    with antennas, radios and other equipment.

    PLEASE Introduce yourself to the Site Captain.
    He/She is aware you are the communications link.


    Please Advise when SAG vehicles arrive at your site.
    NCS
    will direct further movement.


    For riders wishing to be SAG'ed Forward,
    PLEASE ONLY REPORT THE NUMBER OF RIDERS WAITING!
    We only require actual rider numbers when they are "ON BOARD" the SAG Vehicle!

    Times to secure are approximate!

    PLEASE be prepared to
    REMAIN ON STATION
    if requested!
    .

    Ride Map Ride Milages
      
    Click for Printable PDF's

    TARA DISCLAIMER
    Participation in this activity does not provide for any type of personal insurance.
    TARA will not be responsible
    for any loss, injury, death or damage to any person
    or property arising in any way from participation in this activity.



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