Author Topic: The Moving Vietnam Wall - Request for Assistance 9/02 - 9/05/2016  (Read 2006 times)

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   Bill, W9MXQ and the Wisconsin Amateur Radio Club (WiARC),
are looking for some assistance in staffing for the Moving Vietnam Wall.
If you were at the August monthly meeting, Bill mentioned this, but
did not have details.   Now we have details.   Below is what he wants
to convey to our club as well.    Since the Yahoo remailer doesn't allow
attachments, if you want the pdf that tells about the Moving Vietnam Wall,
please e-mail Bill W9MXQ@TWC.COM and he will be happy to send it
to you.


Bill W9MXQ writes:

Fellow WiARC Members and Friends,

Please recall at the last WiARC meeting, our fellow member, Matt Larson, KC9NNJ, Moving Vietnam Wall Committee Member, updated us on The Moving Vietnam Wall that is coming to Kennedy Middle School, Germantown. Our help with the event will involve the dates of 2, 3, 4, and 5 September.

First of all - your contact person for communicating the times you can serve will be Dave Schornack, WØAH, our Club Vice President. Dave can be reached at his email address When you communicate with Dave, let him know your preference for serving (check schedule below). You certainly can volunteer for more than a single time slot! Dave may need to come back to you for adjustment of your exact schedule.

Here is the layout concerning the help we need and some other event information:

Working Shifts for the Event:

·         Friday, 2 September 2016

·         There is one shift, requiring three people - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

·         Saturday and Sunday, 3 and 4 September 2016

·         There will be three shifts, each requiring three people, as follows:

o   First Shift: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM - 3 People - each day

o   Second Shift: 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM - 3 People - each day

o   Third Shift: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM - 3 People - each day


·         Monday, 5 September 2016

·         There will be one shift, requiring three people - 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Duties for Ham Radio Volunteers:

·         Volunteers will be providing communication assistance for the Event Committee members.

o   These are non-ham operators and leaders of the event.

·         The three volunteers in each working slot will be assigned as follows:

o   One Person - Located in a tent near the Moving Wall.

o   One Person - Located in the ARES Van.

o   One Person - Roaming the grounds with one of the Event Committee Persons, as assigned.

Other Notes:

·         Primary Communications gear will be distributed from the ARES Communications Van.

o   This is the Mobile Command Post that is operated by Milwaukee County ARES. You know of this van and as a club we have contributed to its maintenance and operation in the past. It will be staffed during this event by WiARC club member, Phil Rebensburg, KC9CI, and/or other members of Milwaukee ARES and one of you (see above).

·         As a back-up to communications gear provided by the Communications Van, volunteers are requested to bring a dual band HT (two-meters and 70 centimeters).

o   HT should be programmed to operate our WiARC Repeater - 442.875, Plus Offset, 127.3 PL Tone.

·         Volunteer check-in will be at the Communications Van - look for the white van clearly marked as ARES.

·         Coffee, Water, and Food should be available throughout the event for volunteers.

·         I suggest that you be mindful of perhaps needing sunscreen, mosquito repellent for evening duty, etc.

·         Please remember that this event will be well attended and it is a very moving experience for many people. This is not a radio event to show off ham radio but rather a time for us just to serve and help in the background as fellow citizens expressing appreciation for those who served and for the many who did not return.

Please contact Dave Schornack, WØAH, with your availability as soon as possible. Again, Dave’s email is

For those who might not understand the Vietnam Wall and/or the Moving Vietnam Wall, attached is a PDF file of the material we saw at the last WiARC meeting. If you missed that meeting or need a review, please check the file.

-Bill Shadid, W9MXQ

WiARC – President

Wisconsin Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 282
Germantown, WI  53022-0282  USA



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