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February

2/17/24 WC-ARES Event One day Ham-Review. The Washoe County ARES provides a one-day "HAM Review" session for the Technician and General class exams. This is not a class, but a review of the entire question pool for your exam. There is an additional material fee for the review. To register for the One Day Ham Radio Review & Exam, please visit the HAM Review registration page.  For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org 

March

3/22-24/24 WC-ARES Event 

March 22-24, 2024 (Fri, Sat, Sun) Reno Off-Road & Motorsports Expo Location: Reno-Sparks Convention Center

Setup Hours: Wed 20th 11a-1p

Show Hours: | Fri 10-6  |  Sat 10-6 |  Sun 10-5  |  Sun 5p- 6p + Tear Down

Last year WC-ARES and SNARS attended as exhibitors. Last year the ARES ECOMM 1 (Truck) was adjacent to the SNARS booth so we could both support each other. 

We are looking for hams to man the booth. Click to Register To Help With The Expo 

April

4/20/24 WC-ARES Event One day Ham-Review. The Washoe County ARES provides a one-day "HAM Review" session for the Technician and General class exams. This is not a class, but a review of the entire question pool for your exam. There is an additional material fee for the review. To register for the One Day Ham Radio Review & Exam, please visit the HAM Review registration page.  For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org 

May

5/18/24 The Silver State Striders. The event website address is Silver State 50/50 (silverstatestriders.com) For more information contact Steve at ks6a@sbcglobal.net

5/18/24 WC-ARES Event. The Stetina's Paydirt. Sponsor by John Prouty; Bike Monkey. The event website address is Stetina's Carson City Paydirt (stetinaspaydirt.com). For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org or Arlan Robinson at ka7zau@washoeares.org

5/31/24 through Jun1 2024 WC-ARES Event. Reno Tahoe odyssey Relay Run. Sponsor by Reno Running Co. the event website is https://renotahoeodyssey.com/ For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org  or Arlan Robinson at ka7zau@washoeares.org

June

6/8/24 WC-ARES Event  Horse Endurance Sponsor by Nevada All-State Trail Riders, Inc. (NASTR) This horse endurance will be the 40th Anniversary NASTR 75/50/30. The event website address is  http://nastrwp23.0ecce6b.rcomhost.com/nastr-ride-30-50-75/

6/15/24 The Lost and Found Gravel Grinder SBTS. The Sponsor is Cervelo. The event website address is Lost and Found Gravel Grinder and Bike Ride (lostandfoundbikeride.com) For more information contact Larry Trotter-KI6YUK at dltrotter@sbcglobal.net

6/2/24 The America's Most Beautiful Bike Ride. The event website address is America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride | Bike Ride Lake Tahoe (visitlaketahoe.com) The organizer is Tahoe Amateur Radio Assn. For more information contact Paul Gulbro-WA6EWV wa6ewv@juno.com

6/17/24 through 6/27/24. The Pony Express Re-Ride. The Sponsor is SIERA.  The event website address is Annual Re-Ride – National Pony Express Association. For more information contact Gerry Miller-KJ7GEZ hamspud35@gmail.com

6/15/24 WC-ARES Event. One day Ham-Review. The Washoe County ARES provides a one-day "HAM Review" session for the Technician and General class exams. This is not a class, but a review of the entire question pool for your exam. There is an additional material fee for the review. To register for the One Day Ham Radio Review & Exam, please visit the HAM Review registration page.  For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org 

6/29/24 WC-ARES Event.  Truckee Tahoe Gravel Race. This event is sponsored by John Prouty, Bike Monkey. The event website address is Truckee Tahoe Gravel (truckeegravel.com) For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org or Arlan Robinson at ka7zau@washoeares.org

6/29/24 The Alta Alpina Challenge. This event is sponsored by Alta Alpina Cycling Club. The event website address is Alta Alpina Challenge  Alta Alpina Cycling Club's annual fundraiser, the Wild Sierra, is an endurance bike ride in the mountains surrounding the Markleeville area, where riders challenge themselves to ride from 60m to 200 miles.  Ham radio is used during the ride to communicate course safety and logistics issues. The bike club itself has a handful hams, but not enough for this all day event. In the past SNARS & WC-ARES members have provided support for this ride. This is a great opportunity for our members to practice their portable operating skills and help out a wonderful group of folks! Each ham gets assigned a shift and a location on the course, and will stay in contact with net control. Nearby course volunteers check in with the radio operator to report conditions/problems back to net control and vice versa.

A map of the coures (Course Map) . Mobile radio operators are needed from 6am through 11pm (though the very early/late shifts are primarily covered by the bike club hams).  Shifts could be as short as 4 hours or as long as someone can stay. The more hams that volunteer, the better the course coverage will be, making for a safer, smoother event. Food and drink will be provided for all volunteers. For more information contact Jennie Hamiter - KE7YBA jenniehamiter@mac.com

July

7/20/24 through 7/21/24 WC-ARES Event. Tahoe Rim Trail, this event is sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Milers. The event website address is Tahoe Rim Trail Endurance Runs - July 20, 2024 (ultrasignup.com) For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org or Arlan Robinson at ka7zau@washoeares.org

7/27/24 WC-ARES Event  Horse Endurance Sponsor by Nevada All-State Trail Riders, Inc. (NASTR) This horse endurance Tahoe Rim Ride 50. The event website address is  http://nastr.org/tahoe-rim-ride-trr-50-2/

7/13/24 Death Ride, the organizer is Tahoe Amateur Radio Assn. The event website address is Tour of the California Alps - Death Ride® in Markleeville, California For more information contact Paul Gulbro-WA6EWV wa6ewv@juno.com 

7/14/24 through 7/18/24, TAHOE 200 this event is sponsored by Destination Trail Run. The event website address is Tahoe 200 — Destination Trail (destinationtrailrun.com) For more information contact Todd Voigts-KJ6DGG kj6dgg@gmail.com

August

8/14/24 through 8/17/24 Vegas to Reno Off road Race, this event is sponsored by Best in the Desert Racing Assn. The event website address is2024 Vegas to Reno - Best In The Desert (bitd.com) For more information contact Keith-KC7HTK kc7htkeith@hotmail.com

8/17/24 WC-ARES Event. One day Ham-Review. The Washoe County ARES provides a one-day "HAM Review" session for the Technician and General class exams. This is not a class, but a review of the entire question pool for your exam. There is an additional material fee for the review. To register for the One Day Ham Radio Review & Exam, please visit the HAM Review registration page.  For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org 

September

9/21/24 WC-ARES Event  Horse Endurance Sponsor by Nevada All-State Trail Riders, Inc. This horse endurance is the Virginia City 100 Base camp is in Virginia City at the Rodeo Grounds. http://nastr.org/virginia-city-100-statistics/

October

TBD Tour De Tahoe, this event organizer is Tahoe Amateur Radio Assn. The event website address is Tour De Tahoe - Bike The West  For more information contact Paul Gulbro-WA6EWV wa6ewv@juno.com

10/4/24 -10/6/24 WC-ARES Event. Reno Air Show. The Reno Air Racing Association is thrilled to announce that the US Navy Blue Angels, the Canadian Snowbirds and the USAF F-16 Viper Demonstration Team will all be coming to Reno on October 4-6, 2024!  The event website address is National Championship Air Races For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org or Arlan Robinson at ka7zau@washoeares.org

TBD WC-ARES Event Reno Jeep Festival. this event is sponsored by NV 4WD Assoc, Charles Doyle. For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org    The event website address is TBD at this time.or Arlan Robinson at ka7zau@washoeares.org

10/28/24 Nevada Day Parade. This event organizer is NV AREA NW DEC. For more information contact Tom Tobacco-KE7NCJ smokey5880@gamil.com

November

11/28/24 WC-ARES Event Scheels Turkey Trot. This event is sponsored by City of Sparks. The event website address is 25th Annual Scheels Turkey Trot (runsignup.com) For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org or Arlan Robinson at ka7zau@washoeares.org

December

12/14/24 WC-ARES Event. One day Ham-Review. The Washoe County ARES provides a one-day "HAM Review" session for the Technician and General class exams. This is not a class, but a review of the entire question pool for your exam. There is an additional material fee for the review. To register for the One Day Ham Radio Review & Exam, please visit the HAM Review registration page.  For more information contact John Phillips at kl7ri@washoeares.org