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This is just a quick update to keep everyone apprised about plans for the Cochrane Winter Rally 2019.
It does not seem that the volunteer registration web page is ready just yet. I will let you know as soon as it becomes available, and provide instructions for registering here in this forum.
Details are still pending, but it looks like we may have the Comms Trailer deployed again this year. There are advantages to having Net Control close to the action, and our mobile comms unit has done a good job of making this possible at previous rally events. Thanks to the trailer team for keeping all that equipment in order.
We're also looking at deploying the temporary repeater again. It did a great job for us last year, giving us good RF throughout the venue.
I'll be reaching out to people for assistance with various aspects of the event, including the trailer team and the portable repeater crew.
Clarification of Event Dates
There may be some confusion about the event dates. I trust this post will clarify the plan.
01 March is a Friday. Out of town competitors and staff/volunteers may arrive this day. Some setup activities may also take place at this time.
02 March is a Saturday. Recce, Parc Expose, Spectator Stages, etc. will take place this day. Some radio operators may be needed to assist with these activities and other event setup requirements. More information on this will be posted as it comes available.
03 March is a Sunday. This is race day! We'll need the majority of our radio operators on this day.
Keep checking this forum for information about registration. Details will be posted here as they come available.
See you at Cochrane!
Attention all Rally Radio Operators! The Cochrane Winter Rally is scheduled for the weekend of 01-03 March 2019. More details will follow when they become available. For now mark your calendar and enjoy the holiday season.