**Northbrook Canoe Event coming up May 5th. Volunteers needed for Communications**

Hello to all CCAR members.

Spring seems to be finally slowly appearing, and with that, is the annual Northbrook Canoe event.

This event is one that CCAR has provided communications for many years, and the sponsoring organization - Chester County Disability- has requested our assistance once again.

This is a very easy event to support and provides our CCAR members an opportunity to provide a great community service while enjoying the peace and tranquility of spring along the Brandywine in Chester County.

The event runs on Sunday - May 5th. Operators will need to be on-station by around 10:00am. The event will start up at 11:00am or so, and we usually wrap up by 3:00pm. We will have a portable repeater set up in the CHESLAN Preserve, and it will cover the entire canoe course. Operators should be able to hit the repeater with HTs, but, of course, a mobile radio is always suggested, if possible.

Here is a link to the event brochure, if you would like information.


I need several operators to provide communications at various locations along the Brandywine. I have a Google Map created that shows exact locations for each station needed. Here is a link to this interactive map.


Please respond to me, via this email address:


with your desire to help out in this event. Anyone wishing to choose a particular spot, please let me know. I will make every effort to accommodate these requests. Of course, the sooner you let me know, the better chances you have of getting that 'perfect spot'.

Looking forward to your participation.

As always, thank you for your help and service to the Chester County community.

Jim - WA3NOA