Island County Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting (open to public), 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at the county commissioner's hearing room, 1 NE Sixth Street, Coupeville. The meeting will feature a presentation about a group of Island County Ham Radio operators who helped to provide communications in remote areas for the “Bigfoot 200” annual 200-mile endurance race.
The Big Foot 200, part of the “triple crown” of endurance races attracts hundreds of athletes competing on 200 miles of rugged terrain in the Mount Saint Helen’s Volcanic Monument area.
As a part of their training for emergency preparedness, a group of Amateur radio operators from Whidbey Island traveled south to spend five days in the wilderness to assist provide safety and emergency communications for the participants. Come and hear about this interesting adventure and how you can become involved in amateur radio communications.