SARC Communications Assist with January 2020 Larch Hills Loppet

Thanks to Dave VA7HDY, Tim VA7TMK, Rob VA7AYL, Al VE7AN, Celia VE7NIA, and Ron VE7RLE for communications support at the 36th Annual Reino-Keski Salmi Cross-Country Ski Loppet held in the Larch Hills on Saturday, January 25, 2020.

Although we were not called upon to assist in any medical emergencies, we were in contact with Course Conduct Officials, the two on-site Paramedics, and the Search and Rescue snowmobiles stationed at the South Hub.
We were, however, able to assist in determining the progress of the races for the 460+ skiers and helped to locate stragglers near the end to make sure that all entrants were accounted for and safely off the hill by quitting time.

I was disappointed that the Canon G16 compact camera yielded only about 15 shots. Very likely I pressed a wrong button somewhere.
However, the 250 shots taken on the Nikon D700 provide a good sampling of the event.

Thanks to Dave for sharing net control duties and his liaison with Larch Hills Nordic ski club.


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