The first club event for the 2003 season was the Cobra Car
Rally held at the Madison County Airport. The rally was the
culmination of the Strawberry Festival. The rally raised
thousands of dollars for the Cystic Fibrosis Association.
Early in the day, a
Cobra spun out of control on the dragstrip. The value of amateur
radio assistance was well demonstrated during this emergency.
Luckly nobody was hurt and the car sustained a dented muffler.
The event organizers intitially thought they could get away with FRC
radios. They were VERY happy we showed up.
Please check the ARES
calendar and sign up soon for the upcoming events. The events can
only be successful with YOUR participation.
Thanks to Mark Erbaugh,
N8ME for organizing this event and to all the operators who volunteered