Ham Radio Information
“Ham” is another word for “Amateur Radio Operator”
Hams use short wave radios to communicate to each other and provide public assistance when there are emergencies. They keep these skills up by providing communications for various events that need their help, such as races, bike events, and the Pony Express Re-Ride. They are also depended upon in emergencies such as natural disasters providing communications when electrical power is no longer operating,
Pony Express and Ham Radio Operators
During the annual Pony Express Re-Ride, hams provide support to the NPEA in several states along the trail. Generally the ham is to report the position of the pony to the net control & ride captain. In an emergency where medical assistance is needed human or equine they are there to make that need known.
They make known the present position of the Pony to others that are waiting for the Pony if another ham is in that same area.
Coverage along the Pony Express Trail
|State||Contact/Website||Hams wishing to help contact:|
|Missouri||Dennis Mason (K0BYK)
|Kansas||Dennis Mason (K0BYK)
|Nebraska||OPEN||Ron Norton Ham Coordinator, KJ6XI firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Colorado||OPEN||Ron Norton Ham Coordinator, KJ6XI email@example.com|
|Wyoming||casperarc.net – covers “Martin’s Cove” to 8 miles east of Casper||Casper ARC|
|California||Ron Norton (KJ6XI)
|Ron Norton Ham Coordinator, KJ6XI firstname.lastname@example.org|
Any ham that would like to help with communications should contact the Ham Coordinator (Ron Norton KJ6XI) or the Amateur Radio Club listed above.