Mid-Minnesota 150 Dog Sled Race 2017


The BAARC worked communications and safety for the Mid Minnesota 150 Sled Dog Race on Saturday, February 11th, 2017.

We had the COMM Trailer located at the Village Inn in Outing, MN. Terry KI?FW and Shirley K?DCW worked net control. We had 14 – six dog teams and 6 – eight dog teams. The six dog teams started from the Village Inn at 12:30 PM and the eight dog teams started at 1:00 PM. We had twelve Ham Radio Operators that did a great job working communications for the entire race. We did not have any injuries or run away dog teams this year. The last dog team came into Remer, MN at 4 PM.

Thank you to the following ham radio operators: Rob KD?VJM, John W?WY, Bob K6RCO, Doug W?DWB, Ron K?GOP, Mitch AD?HJ, Roger WR?G, Judi K?JLL, and Leon KE?AFY. All of these operators worked checkpoints or the finish line. Terry KI?FW and Shirley K?DCW worked net control and Al W?RC was our rover, radio man and transported the club trailer to and from Outing. Thank you for working this event. The organizers were very happy with the job we did.

We also want to thank everyone that helped set-up the trailer, start the generator and put-up antennas. We used our 147.225+ repeater and the Grand Rapids repeater 146.88- for the race checkpoints station reporting. Thank you to the Grand Rapids club for letting us use their repeater.

We also want to thank Steve N?CRM for creating the spread sheets for time recording for net control.

Al W?RC & Shirley K?DCW

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