Coastal Delaware Running Festival annual marathon is April 16, 2023. We will be supporting the event with auxiliary radio communications and need volunteers. If you wish to volunteer, email: [email protected] and reference CODEL2023 .

Delaware Hamfest is April 15th at the Georgetown Cheer Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road. Tailgating begins at 7:00am in the front parking lot. Doors open at 8:00am. Seminars will begin at 10am and 11am. Candidates for the FCC license testing must be seated by 11:30am. Golf cart shuttle service is available from and to the parking lot. The Cheer Center Cafe will be open for breakfast and lunch. Admission is $8.00.

Ocean to Bay Bike Tour will be April 29th beginning at 7:00am. The Amateur Radio Emergency Service Sussex County organization is seeking volunteers to assist with radio communications for the event. Contact: [email protected]

Our most recent event was POPS in the DARK the first week of March. The scenario was an area-wide extended power outage due to severe winter weather events. Participants were required to operate their equipment without the use of commercial utility power. This included the inability to refill their vehicle gas tank if they were using a mobile unit. We had three 1-hour net check-ins each day for five consecutive days to simulate the power outage and emergency communications use of the equipment. This exercise was shared with the Kent County EOC and Delaware SKYWARN.