Harvest Festival followup #2: West Seattle Amateur Radio Club’s behind-the-scenes parade role

Another big part of Sunday’s West Seattle Harvest Festival success – the biggest Costume Parade yet! How do you get a parade through a crowded festival? Ken Iverson from the West Seattle Amateur Radio Club reveals a big part of the secret:

(Photos courtesy WSARC)
The West Seattle Amateur Radio Club was proud to have 9 of its members provide radio communication and coordination for the 2015 West Seattle Junction Harvest Festival Parade. Members included Jon, KG7WSN, Brian, KG7WRK, Tom, N7OEP, Adeline, KG7EUL, Meredith, KG7EUM [youngest WSARC member but holding a full General Class license], Dave, AF7CW, Jim, WS7JIM, Ken, AB7X and all coordinated by Tammy, WA7TZ who was our ‘net control.’

Members with hand-held radios positioned themselves at the beginning, middle and end of the parade, and reported the progress of the parade.

You can see our parade video in our as-it-happened Harvest Festival coverage.

P.S. If you’re a local amateur radio operator – you’re welcome to join WSARC’s weekly check-in, tonight and every Monday night at 6:30 pm.

4 Replies to "Harvest Festival followup #2: West Seattle Amateur Radio Club's behind-the-scenes parade role"

  • JayDee October 26, 2015 (5:50 pm)

    I like the kid’s expression: “Yeah, I got this…”Kudos to the Hams who helped this happen.

  • Jim WS7JIM October 26, 2015 (6:59 pm)

    I took my General test at the same time as Meredith KG7EUM (in the top picture). She was 9 at the time, and did the test in about the half the time it took me… Not that that bothered me… much…

  • Maggie KF7QCI October 26, 2015 (8:59 pm)

    Ken and Tammy are fantastic! Years ago they volunteered to visit Vashon (where I live) for a full weekend to teach us ham radio 101, with testing for our Technician license on Sunday evening. Not only did I pass, I passed with 100%! I have since passed my General. Yay WSARC! They are good people.

  • redblack October 27, 2015 (4:31 pm)

    …. ..

    that’s all the morse i know.

    well, that and _._. __._

    my grandfather was a ham. i’m happy to see those folks out there.

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