“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)
masondw@att.net
Dennis Mason
K0BYK(Marysville KS)
Kansas Dennis Mason (K0BYK)
masondw@att.net
Dennis Mason
K0BYK(Marysville KS)
Nebraska OPEN Ron Norton Ham Coordinator, KJ6XI svensk41@yahoo.com
Colorado OPEN Ron Norton Ham Coordinator, KJ6XI svensk41@yahoo.com
Wyoming casperarc.net – covers “Martin’s Cove” to 8 miles east of Casper Casper ARC
Utah dcarc.net dcarc
Nevada www.cvhams.com SIERA
California Ron Norton (KJ6XI)
svensk41@yahoo.com
Ron Norton Ham Coordinator, KJ6XI svensk41@yahoo.com

 

Any ham that would like to help with communications should contact the Ham Coordinator (Ron Norton KJ6XI) or the Amateur Radio Club listed above.