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Hams Stranded After Marathon Cancelled

Submitted by Ray Smith KI6VED, Ojai Valley Amateur Radio Club

This weekend, 120 runners from around the world gathered in Ojai for the annual Coyote 2-moon ultramarathon event. But threatening weather intervened, and a ham radio crew keeping track of their progress was stranded overnight in gale force winds, sleet, and snow. In the C2M event, runners leave from The Thacher School and run up to 100 miles back and forth along the Nordhoff ridgeline, continuously, for two days.  Sixty staff members assist by setting up and manning aid tents. Twenty-two Ventura County 'hams," or

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