Were you at the West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival last Sunday? Maybe part of its bigger-than-ever Costume Parade (WSB video above) – or one of the spectators? Again this year, the parade’s unsung heroes were members of the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club. David Hillier shared the photos and report:
Members of the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club provided radio communications during the festival’s costume parade, with radio operators at strategic positions in the parade. Jim Edwards WS7JIM, led the parade on his motorcycle with installed radio gear. Ken AB7X and Adeline (16) AA7HH followed in the middle of the parade, while Dave AA7XX and Meredith (12) KG7EUM followed at the rear of the parade. Cora W7COR communicated with the members in the parade from home through the club’s repeater, helping with coordination. Radio communication helps Jim know how to pace the parade and provides an added element of safety.
P.S. As you can see in the photos of the parade volunteers, amateur radio is for all ages!