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2016 Wasatch 100

2016 Wasatch 100

The Wasatch 100 is an event that I support as part of my Amateur Radio hobby.  For this event we are task with tracking each runner in and out of each aid station and then passing that data to the finish line.  At the finish line the data is received, stored in a database and then uploaded to the internet for the world to view.  The antenna being setup on our comms trailer in the picture below is where that…

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Giving Back

Giving Back

Since the late 90’s I have been helping with the annual Bike MS ride in Utah.  This annual event serves as the primary fundraising event for the Utah chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society and typically raises about $1.5 million.  Each year, the event takes over the Logan Fairgrounds where participants have the opportunity to camp for the weekend. My team of volunteers is responsible for everything that happens on the course during the event.  This can been things as…

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2015 Wasatch 100

2015 Wasatch 100

The annual running of the Wasatch 100 is a great reminder that we are leaving summer and moving into the fall season.  It is usually on my way up to our base camp that I see the first signs of leaves changing in the canyons.  This year the colors were already going strong and in fact over the weekend we could actually see a change. The Wasatch 100 is one of those premier events for Amateur Radio operators and provides…

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Salt Flats 100

Salt Flats 100

This weekend I helped support the Salt Flats 100 run which was held out on the Bonneville Salt Flats.  A few weeks back I traveled to the salt flats to do some range testing and this weekend was the actual event that we were testing for. My shift started Friday morning and went until about 10PM, then I was to be back on shift at 6AM. For my overnight accommodations, I could have grabbed a hotel room nearby but I opted…

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No Shortage Of Salt

No Shortage Of Salt

This past weekend we took the trailer out to the Bonneville Salt Flats for the day to do some range testing with my Amateur Radio.  We were testing for an upcoming 100 mile run that I help support where crazy people find enough courage to run 100 miles across the salt covered landscape.  The other radio operators were on the other side of the sharp pointy mountain range or the right side of the picture above.  We were specifically testing…

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