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Public Service Section


March 4th, 2023

Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi Walk


The Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi held a fundraising walk in Gulfport, MS March 4, 2023. A 1 mile fun walk and a 3 mile Run/Walk course were available.
The Mississippi Coast Amateur Radio Association has Assisted this walk for two years now with their communications needs along the route. Twelve operators, placed in locations along the course, provided information about progress of this years walk and fun run.

MCARA members assisting were KF5BA, Bobby, liasion, K5OP, Jimmy, Control station. On the 1 mile course, KF5KDL, Anna, KI5OWU, Brenda, AI5OI, James reported progress. For the longer course, at Rest Station 1, W5SOF, Ben, AG5ZH, Carl, and W5JDH, Jack, provided progress reports.

At Rest Station 2 KJ4NJT, John, KI5YZA, Ralston, and N5KSS, Joe provided reports. We were fortunate enough to have a Rover station on an E-Bike, KG5UN, Ed provide information from various points along both courses.


Photo from Joe N5KSS