2015 Bank of America
Ham Radio Support Team
October 11, 2015
Note: I understand that
there are still a few volunteer slots open. As of
Volunteer Registration now open.
First, thank you to those of you who
have already signed up. We are sending this notice to our
entire mailing list again, so you might be getting this
notice a second time. We currently have about have of the
number of people we need to properly support Chicago
Marathon with our ham radio teams. We need you and we need
your friends. The 2015 Marathon will be held on Sunday,
October 11 and we are looking for your continued support.
We provide critical communication assistance to the 4000
medical volunteers who provide care for the 40,000 runners.
Over the years, we have been
nationally recognized for the work we have done for the Bank
of America Chicago Marathon. I attribute our success to
each you, for your professionalism and for your collective
sense of public service. Thank you. This year, we would
like to increase our roster to 125 ham radio volunteers.
Partly, this is to help us better serve the medical teams at
the finish line and in Grant Park.
To sign up, we have returned to the
two step process. First you need to go to this site and
fill out the form:
Later this summer, we will invite you
to sign up to the Bank’s site. We will keep you informed as
we get closer to the event, but you have to be on our
Registration for this assignment will
close in late August so we can do the appropriate training
and scheduling. We always are looking for new people, and
welcome people who come as an organized team. So please get
the word out to your ham colleagues.
Jerry Watts, K9LOT