The Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club again provided emergency communications for this big-draw charitable event. As in recent years, the Crow Wing County Sheriffs office provided their communications trailer for our use. However, due to a last-minute electrical issue, we were switched to the dive team trailer, which worked just fine.
We want to thank Mark, KE?LFQ and Shirley K?DCW for providing net control duties, John W?WY for transporting operators from the parking areas to the lake access, Ron K?GOP for providing safety watch at the bus drop off point, Terry KI?FW for staffing the First Aid tent and Al W?RC for providing transport to center ice.
Things went smoothly this year, with only minor issues in the First Aid tent.? A truck did break through the ice behind the workers tent, but was quickly recovered without problems. The weather was sunny and moderate for January and the Jaycees again provided a hot lunch for all workers.
— Al W?RC