SLOECC/ARES/RACES Training Nets are held weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30p.
CPARC Club Nets are held bi-weekly on Thursdays at 6:30p.
Communications is a critical part of running a successful bicycle event, triathlon, or other regional competition. The Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club has provided communications support for the following events in the last couple years.
CPARC's hams ride along in SAG vehicles and set up communication stations at rest stops to relay incident information, inform event coordinators of potentially hazardous conditions, arrange rider transports, and help event organizers locate missing persons. The club owns eight mobile radios that can be set up in vehicles or at rest stops and operated by CPARC hams.
Radio communication has proven invaluable for these events, particularly when cell phone service is poor. By routing communications traffic through a centralized net control station, information can be efficiently moved between all communications volunteers on the course. Most issues are resolved in less time than it takes to dial a cell phone.
If you would like the Cal Poly Amateur Radio Club to help at one of your events, please contact us!
In addition to showing off amateur radio’s communications capability in community events, CPARC has held many events on its own to bring ham radio out of the shack and into public view. From field days, to HF competitions, to touring school groups, we love showing off our toys and getting new people interested in radio. Watch for us set up occasionally on Dexter Lawn!