Pecos Valley Amateur Radio Club is actively involved in providing
communications for area races and marathons. Please check our
Newsletter and Special Announcements page often for upcoming
of the runners.
We are there to provide communication in the event of a medical or
other emergency. Although we use a Net Control Station
(NCS), we generally run a somewhat informal net. In
the event of an emergency,
however, the net will immediately become a formal, controlled
names are never given out over the air -- refer to any person with
a medical problem in general terms such as "male runner with
apparent broken leg."
In so far as possible, we try to keep track of the runner count
past each location -- going out and returning. (This helps
us verify that no runner has fallen by the wayside.)
We also relay to the officials the numerals of the runners in
first, second, and third place -- especially for the 1/2
Marathon, Marathon, and Triathlon.