PDX ULTRA HAMS

Providing event communications, new ham radio operator training and building a community of ham radio operating wilderness and trail enthusiasts in the Pacific Northwest.

do you love spending time outdoors? would you like to serve the outdoor community?

We're looking for ham radio operators or potential licensees who like to spend time outside. Our primary events revolve around providing radio support for long distance trail races, tracking runners for safety and providing communications in case of emergency. Without the support of the ham radio community, many of these races would not be able to take place. If you are new to ham radio, we'll help train you to learn the best practices for event support, which also translates very well to emergency communications. It is a great way to learn valuable skills while also volunteering for a fun, welcoming community. We especially need people who can hike several miles while carrying radio equipment for some of our more remote posts. This is not a requirement to be a part of this group however!

past Races supported

NUT 50k/100k (North Umpqua Trail, Roseburg)

Mountain Lakes 100 (Olallie Lake)

Mount Hood 50 (Timothy Lake)

Volcanic 50 (Mt St Helens)

Wy'east Wonder 50k/50 mile (Mt Hood)

Timberline Marathon (Mt Hood)

we've been working in the communications arena for many years

who we are

Serving the Pacific Northwest for many years as HAM radio operators, mentors (elmers), HAM radio trainers and volunteer examiners, we continue to have the benefit of our communities at the forefront of our minds.

who should join us?

our approach

We offer a range of communications services from mentoring, testing, training, setup and support and any other communications related need that may be requested.