Police Scanning Devices And Pork Radio!

After last years disappoint as the first year the race was canceled due to lack of snow, this year is already revving up to be a good year. Saturday set a record as 30 teams registered for the race in a 24 hour period. Jan. 27. 2008 is the day it starts, the 400 mile race will start in Duluth and head up the North Shore of Lake Superior, returning for a finish back in Duluth. The purse this year being a total of $40,000 with $8,000 going to the winner.

A less known group of volunteers provide essential communications throughout the race course. A group of icom radio enthusiasts know as B.A.R.C., the Beargrease icom radio Coalition. These dedicated enthusiast's supply all the radio equipment and personnel to man all the check points and road crossings 24 hrs a day throughout the whole race. Many of them are on the radio, tracking the position of every sled and every dog continuously for 24 hours at a time.



She has created the Sally Ride Science, which was created to introduce young girls to the field of science and math. It has been one of her lifetime goals regardless of the age group she was teaching. The Sally Ride club is especially geared to upper elementary and middle school girls in an attempt to get them interested in science, math and technology.

At first light, we turned on the icom marine radio to get the weather and tide info. The rain had stopped but the winds were still setting us onto the "beach" at about 30-35 kts. High tide would be reached around 0700 (an hour and a quarter later), so we decided to eat something before we would try to haul in the anchor line, pulling us off the mud-bar.

Bumpers and ropes are also necessary. Chances are, when using your boat, at some point it will be tied to a dock. Bumpers are useful to protect the outer finish from damage when it rocks against the dock. Ropes, in good condition, helpful to hold your boat to the dock as well as to help direct the boat to the trailer at the end of the day.

Sally joined NASA in 1977 and went through the same rigorous training the male astronauts got. This training included: water survival, gravity and weightlessness training, parachute jumping, and icom communications and navigation. She particularly enjoyed flight training so much so that she took up flying as a hobby.

In 1980, it cost roughly $2700.00 dollars to get your papers in order; pay for some Sherpa guides and off you went. A few years - when the Nepalese government realized they had a viable tourist attraction on their hands - the price to summit Everest jumped to $10,000.00 dollars, shortly later the price was hiked to $20,000.00.

The Chesapeake Bay has a muddy bottom almost everywhere, and so do the tributaries draining into it, which makes them a stubborn enemy for a keel-boat but forgiving none-the-less. I learned my lessons well, though, and knock-on-wood I haven't run aground since - - - and Davie Jones, Poseiden and King Neptune willing, I won't again, soon.

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