Indian River Amateur Radio Club
The club, as usual, supported the annual March of Dimes Walkathon
which took place on April 15, 2000. The walk occurs each year at this
time and goes from Kiwannis Island, Merritt Island, to Cocoa Beach,
following a route along State Road 520. The round trip length is about
8 miles. The walk went very well although attendance was down this
year from previous years. This might have been due to the forecast for
rain which never occurred. The weather was perfect for the walk.
We had 18 volunteers, although 4 had to cancel due to circumstances
beyond their control. We still give them credit for volunteering.
Luckily, the number of stations was reduced to 6 and the remaining
volunteers were sufficient to fill all our requirements.
The volunteers were:
Gene, W4JMX Roy, W6QCM
Bryan, K3TFG Rich, KD4GPJ
Al, N4TME Bertie, KD4WLR
Jim, W4BAL Jerry, AD4PP
Jack, W4DXZ June, KD4EYR
Steve, N4UTQ Link, KC4YEW
Jim, KC5MFG Marty, N4FIZ
Joan, W4JBL Roy, W4JAZ
Carl, K4ARL Lisa, KD4WSH
The club was presented with a plaque from the March of Dimes
organization in appreciation for the many years that we have provided
communications for the event.
Thanks go to all the volunteers for the outstanding performance before
during and after the walk.
Special thanks must go to Jim, W4BAL, for his providing the BEARS
COMM1 vehicle which was used as the club headquarters and Net