Date(s) - 1 Aug 2017
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
National Night Out!
National Night Out is always on the first Tuesday of August, this year – August 1st. https://bouldercolorado.gov/neighborhood-services/national-night-out and https://www.broomfield.org/2583/16-National-Night-Out
As the name implies, this is a national event that has been around for over 30 years. Locally, Boulder and Broomfield counties have only been participating for a shorter time. We have participated for the city of Broomfield for few years and just started with Boulder last year in the town of Lyons. For the first time we will also be in the town of Niwot this year.
Last year we sent BCARES teams of 3 or 4 with portable packet and voice stations running battery power to demonstrate our emergency communications capability. BCARES demonstrated voice and messaging from Lyons to Broomfield. We also sent SMS messages to people standing right beside us without using the internet – what we call “light out communication.”
If you are available on Tuesday, Aug 1st, in the evening, and would like to help out in Broomfield, Lyons, or Niwot please email me directly. Another way to participate is to have your HT with you, tuned to the 146.760 repeater and demonstrate ham radio as you attend your local neighborhood event.