Outer Banks Repeaters Association (OBRA) Activities Director, Jim Kranda, accepts a check from Outer Banks Sporting Events (OBSE) Executive Director, Debbie Luke, for the club’s efforts on behalf of The Flying Pirate Half Marathon held this spring.
The Repeaters club members were integral in getting the race course set up and communications between all checkpoints coordinated. The OBRA currently has about 80 members regionally and provides communications in the time of public need including disasters and failure of public service communications or telephone service; to encourage amateur readiness for emergencies, and to endeavor to maintain awareness by the public and by public officials of the capabilities of amateur radio. The OBSE is preparing for the organization’s September 16-17 OBX Triathlon which brings together racing, biking, and swimming teams and individuals. With the restructuring of the OBSE, the Board is now providing honorariums to all organizations that help set up, mann, or organize segments of the various races. 2022 marks the return of a full slate of races for Outer Banks Sporting Events.