County Seal
Santa Clara County ARES®/RACES
Welcome, Visitor

Event Detail and Sign Up

(Scroll down if sign-up options are not visible)

Gilroy Garlic Festival Communincations July 29th -31st

Date: 07/29/11 Start: 7:30 AM End: 7:30 PM Location: Christmas Hill Park - Gilroy
Credential Credit (What's this?): No


We are looking for Amateur Radio operators that would be interested in assisting on the Communications Committee for the Gilroy Garlic Festival.  Each year over 100,000 visitors descend on Gilroy to sample all things Garlic.  This year’s
Festival will be held in Gilroy’s Christmas Hill Park on Friday, July 29th thru Sunday, July 31st.  The Communications Committee plays a major role in keeping the festival flowing smoothly.  The Team provides Net Control to over 300 commercial radios many of which are in the hands of first time radio users.  It’s the professionalism of the Amateur Radio community that keeps everything working when the temperature starts to raise (and we’re not talking about the Sun’s warming of the Festival grounds).

Your participation comes with perks.  You will receive a ticket for admission to the festival as well as a free meal and refreshments.  You will also be stationed in one of the few air conditioned facilities at the Festival.  Most importantly, you will also be helping to raise the funds used by the Garlic Valley Amateur Radio Club (GVARC) to keep W6GGF and WB6ZVW on the air.

If you are interested in assisting, please go to, download the application and send it to

We look forwards to hearing from you!

Brent Jenkins

Please log in if you want to participate in this event.