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1999 Baker to 'Vegas Race (B2V-99)

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The Baker to 'Vegas Race Logo

The Orange County Amateur Radio Club provided 12 members to help provide the communications for the City of Orange Police Dept team competing in the 120-mile-long relay race.

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B2V planning meeting at City of Orange COAR RACES group: clockwise from near left - Tom, WA6PFA; Frank, WA6VKZ;  Phil, N7PA;  Bob, KD6BWH; Bob, WB6FCP;  Robbie, KB6CJZ; Bud,  WA6VPP;  and E.H., W6ECI

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OCARC gang at OC RACES planning meeting (L to R) Phil, N7PA;  Frank-WA6VKZ; Bud, WA6VPP (hidden); Bruce, KC6DLA; Chris-KJ6ZH;        Tom-WA6PFA;  Robbie-KD6CJZ; Steve-KE6NAH; and Lowell-KQ6JD.

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Some of the participants at the "standing room only" OC RACES B2V planning meeting.  Standing (center left) is Mike Krueger, N6MIK, the B2V coordinator, and standing (center right) is Ray Grimes, W6RYS, Chief Radio Officer for OC RACES.

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A map of the 120-mile-long B2V relay race course. It contains 20 individual relay legs and starts outside of Baker, goes through the cities of Shoshone (Calif) and Pahrump (Nv), goes over the mountain at Mountain Springs and ends in Las Vegas

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The antenna farm for the City of Orange communications center in Shoshone.   These radios were manned by Chris-KJ6ZH, and Bruce-KB6DLA.  Phil-N7PA and and E.H.-W6ECI provided communications in shuttle vehicals.

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On the road before the race started, Lowell-KQ6JD stands next to his red car in Shoshone. Green car is owned by Ken-W6HHC.

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Tom-WA6PFA is the chief operator for the City of Orange comminications center in Pahrump, Nv.  Communications included 2-MTR FM, 440 FM. 2-MTR Packet, 2-MTR APRS, and 1200 ATV.

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Bud, WA6VPP (left) is installing 144 and 440 radios in one of the shutlle vehicals of Orange PD (Team #108).  Marty (right), a member of the Orange PD logistic team,  is taking a picture.

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Inside the Pahrump communications center (L-toR) Tom-WA6PFA, Debbie (Orange PD), Bud-WA6VPP, and Marty (Organge PD).    Bud-WA6VPP and Ken-W6HHC (not shown)  provided communications in the shuttle vehicals.

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The antenna farm of the OCARC race communications center at Sandy Valley (between leg 15 and leg 16) was manned by Larry-K6LDC and Frank-WA6VKZ.   Steve-KE6NAH and Lowell-KQ6JD  provided communications in shuttle vehicals. .

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Frank-WA6VKZ (left) and Lowell-KQ6JD (right) operate the Orange PD communications center at Sandy Valley.

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