Thursday, November 10, 2016

2016 TCS New York City Marathon Ham Radio Amateur Radio At Mile 23 WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut #nycmarathon #2016 @nycmarathon 2016 TCS New York City Marathon for my 6th year in doing the important race communications via ham radio amateur radio at mile 23 again.


I have volunteered at the New York Road Runners (NYRR) #NYRR #TCSNewYorkCityMarathon #NewYorkCityMarathon TCS New York City Marathon since 2009,2010,2013, 2014, 2015 . 2016  marks my 6th year volunteering for the New York City Marathon doing Amateur Radio Ham Radio Emergency Communications for the event. 2015 mark the first year working at mile 23 as past years working at mile 24. I have never had a opportunity to run race in The New York City Marathon as of yet.


Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  WA8UNS ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service 2007 Identification.

CT REGION 5 Connecticut Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CT ARES) Radio Amateur Civil Emergency (RACES) CT ARES District 5



WA8UNS Member of ARES Amateur Radio Emergency Service KX1EOC Danbury, Connecticut 

Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut WA8UNS Member of both the CARA Candlewood Amateur Radio Association and PEARL Putnam Emergency Amateur Repeater League 

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  using his Wouxun KG-UV3D and for the first year in the TCS New York City Marathon Amateur Radio Ham Radio Communications is by using also DMR so I had brought my CS700 Connect Systems DMR Radio. So in photo you see two radio’s and I have two radio headphones on as well. One is just a simple FBI agent looking ear piece the other is a Boom Mic Headset. 

Even though I had the two different radio’s when tested out in mile marker 23 vehicle it appeared and sounded like that the Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) UHF frequency could be hear on a normal UHF radio non DMR radio. I would like to thank local friend N1GS George Slater from Danbury, CT for programming my CS700 Connect Systems DMR Radio and mile marker captain Michael Glasser - KC2GDP for bringing his computer and programming my Wouxun KG-UV3D as I don’t have a windows system computer.
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2015




I was able to meet @CBSNewYork #CBSnewYork #CBSNews 
#cbsnewsny CBS New York News news anchors @DanaTylerTV Dana Tyler, @ChrisWragge Chris Wragge and with @LonnieQuinnTV Lonnie Quinn. in support of Kristine Johnson  @KJohnsonTV  who ran in the 2014 In 2014 TCS New York City Marathon

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2010



Being that I’m a former marathon and ultra-marathon and ironman distance triathlete I understand what it is like competing in these events. And sometimes the pain and suffering it takes to be able to finish one of these events. And maybe in 2017 I might be able to run in the New York City Marathon myself. But currently in recovery since a achilles partial tear and my achilles surgery on July 17th 2014, Been doing marathons since 16 years old might have contributed to this tear,

Amateur Radio Ham Radio was in the family in the 1960's through 1970's 

( WN8QGF 1965-1966  )WA8UNS ( 1966-1971 ) -WB4WZR ( 1971 until recently changed ) And my mother was WN8QGE 1965-1966






My Fathers old vibroplex morse code keyer mid 60's-70's WN8QGF-WA8UNS ( 1965-1971 ) -WB4WZR ( 1971 until recently changed )
Where it all started 1969 through 1971 Call sign WA8UNS at our home in Bowie, Md United States  Notice the HF Antenna in the back ground. 

Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS from Ridgefield, Connecticut and my father Operating Special Station February 4th - 6th 2013


Father and son Operating Amateur Radio Ham Radio at AMC Appalachian Mountain Club Northwest Camp. northwest slope of Bear Mountain in Salisbury, CT. I myself simply can not afford a High frequency HF radio so rarely on. I was glad and proud to be able to get on the air that one time on HF with my father's equipment with him  My Mom did the role of professional Photographer. Thanks :)



I would like to try and find a way to get into the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon if possible I know I can’t break any qualification times as I’m not a fast runner. I’m not a celebrity and not a member of the New York Road Runners and don’t know anyone that works for any of the TCS New York City Marathon Sponsors such as TATA Consultancy Services Airbnb Asics  and United so not sure how I could get a spot for the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon My best marathon time was a 3 hour 58 minute at one of the 4 Marine Corps Marathon I have competed in. I was training for my 5th Marine Corps Marathon in 2013 so I could earn join the MCM Runner's Club but had tore my achilles on one of my practice runs and only have compete in my first half marathon this past October 2016. The Wolfpit Running Club 40th Annual Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon with a time of  1:49:52


My first Marathon dates back to 1986. Marathon de Paris International Marathon de Paris 1986 with the Proselec Delacquis Demenagements ClamartFrance Running Club which I think was apart of Etudes et Productions Schlumberger 92140 Clamart France since my father Christopher Kimball was transferred  there with the family and I 1984 through 1986 from Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut. I have a handful of marathons and half marathon, bike races, triathlons, Ironman distance triathlons to Ultra-Marathons under my belt. I do not bike race and or do triathlons as I could not keep up with the ever raising cost of a race bike and or triathlon bike. As everything even the cost to race has gone up. A lot different then when I had used to do it mid 1980’s to about the mid 1990’s


 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Marine Corps Marathon Washington, DC 23 October 1994 Marine Corps Marathon 1994 Certificate

 #WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ThomasQuickKimball #ThomasKimball #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #FairfieldCountyCT #CT #Connecticut Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Marine Corps Marathon Washington, DC 29 October 2006 Marine Corps Marathon 2006 Certificate

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut Marine Corps Marathon 1992 1993 1994 2006 patches 
Marine Corps Marathon 1994
19th Marine Corps Marathon 1994
 Place 4848 Time 4:00:14
Marine Corps Marathon 2006 Team USAA WA8UNS Kimball

Time 4:12:45 Overall 6024 
Marine Corps Marathon 2006 Team USAA WA8UNS Thomas Kimball

I hope to be able to do the Marine Corps Marathon again someday as I was suppose to do in 2013 and have done 1992 1993 1994 and 2006 but  enjoy it and visiting the Washington, DC Bowie, MD area is I had used to live in Bowie as father was a Signal Corps Officer with the US Army Security Agency Support Group out of Ft Meade, Md. National Security Agency NSA May 1970-71 as a Cryptanalysis . I enjoy visiting the National Cryptologic Museum, Ft. Meade, MD 


My mother Frances comes out as supports most of my sporting activities such as Marathons to former Triathlons. In above picture at Marine Corps Marathon 2006

I had torn my achilles in 2013 in training for the 2013 Marine Corps Marathon. Finally after seeing a different doctor I had surgery on my right achilles July 2014. Since my surgery in which there is one or two permanent stitches.



The different stages of cast I had on my right achilles starting in 2013 with just a hard cast (red) to and airiest (mid photo) to finally having surgery in 2014 (different type of cast on last photo)












Thomas  pictured here working the packet pick-up on Friday 30th September and Saturday 1st October 2016 at The Ridgefield Running Company in Ridgefield, Connecticut for the Wolfpit Running Club 40th Annual Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon, Sunday, October 2, 2016


Article from Tuesday April 7th 1992 That had appeared in The News-Times about the Wolfpit Running Club Ridgefield, CT Wolfpitters run in close-knit circle I'm in the Brooks T-shirt with PowerBar and Brooks Running Shoes with the Camelbak headband on. Then in early 1990's I had some product-sponsors at the time. There was a nice guy by the name of Kevin Rhea who help e with the Brooks running products. I believe he lives in the Portland, OR area. Thanks for the support. 


Thomas Kimball at what I think this was the 1990 Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon - Wolfpit Running Club #132





 Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon 2000

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WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut 30th Annual Wolfpit Half Marathon Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon - Wolfpit Running Club Postcard with pictures on it 


Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon - Wolfpit Running Club 1994



1997 Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon 137 Thomas Kimball 1:35:50


Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon 2007

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 Pamby Ridgefield Half Marathon 2009
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Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon, 2011


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Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon, 2006

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Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon, 2005 



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Ridgefield Pamby Motors Half Marathon, 2004



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Ridgefield Pamby Half Marathon 1999



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As I was brought to West Redding, Connecticut - Ridgefield, Connecticut when my father had taken a job with Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut back in 1979. 




Thomas Kimball in photo with fellow Wolfpit Running Club member John Dugdale and Thomas’s father Chris Kimball also a earlier days member. My father had meet up with some of the runners of the Wolfpit Running Club when my father had taken a job with Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut back in 1979. 

Please click here to see the 10 patents had worked on 


We had moved to Paris, France as Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut had transferred  my father to Etudes ET Productions Schlumberger 26, Rue De La Cavee-B.P. 202 92140 Clamart, France during the time period of 1984 through 1986. 


WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut father's Schlumberger-Doll Research SDR Ridgefield, Connecticut Business Card 
WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut father's Schlumberger 26, Rue De La Cavee-B.P. 202 92140 Clamart, France Bussiness Card. 

So kind of  felt responsible for us leaving Paris in 1986 as I might have been failing academically as the International School Of Paris follows IB (International Baccalaureate) programs

There was no special education classroom just an extra help class so I wasn’t doing well academically but had my sports in which I could excel in. At least in running marathons to bike racing you could feel like an equal as a learning disability and or academics didn’t get in the way of competing as a runner and or bike racer. 


And old article below
The Long Journey Guides Kimball Past Frustrations Competing in Marathons Helped Danbury Resident Thomas Kimball Overcome Learning Disabilities June 13th 2001


 

The above article was written by local news-paper on me and my sports and using sports as a positive way out of coping with having life long learning disabilities and hopes to help others out there is so much a person with learning disabilities and help out with local community or with other volunteer services back in the 1970's and 1980's there wasn't as much help and understanding as there is today., As I used to be a former Ironman distance triathlete and Ultra-Marathon Runner. 

Age 16 International Marathon of Paris Marathon de Paris when I was a student at the International School Of Paris 7 rue Chardin 75016 Paris from 1984 through 1986. 


 While there at the International School of Paris we would have gym at the Centre sportif Émile Anthoine and I would run around the track there.

Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut at The Marathon International De Paris Marathon De Paris Paris Marathon 1986






This is what the start of the Mairie De Paris  Marathon de Paris Marathon de Paris, Paris, France. Depart 1986 Look Liked

Memories of the Marathon de Paris 1986
Souvenirs du Marathon de Paris 1986



Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,CT USA Pre Marathon de Paris International Marathon de Paris 1986 with the Proselec Delacquis Demenagements Clamart, France Running Club which I think was apart of Etudes et Productions Schlumberger 92140 Clamart France


Marathon de Paris Marathon de Paris, Paris, France. Dimanche 4 Mai 1986
Marathon de Paris Marathon de Paris, Paris, France. Diplome
The Paris International Marathon (French: Marathon International de Paris) Dimanche 4 Mai 1986
Le Marathon International de Paris (français: Marathon International de Paris) Dimanche 4 Mai 1986





Marathon International De Paris Marathon De Paris Paris Marathon 1986


LES 20 KM DE PARIS ARRIVEE 1985



Les 20 Kilometres de Paris 1985 



20 Kilometres de Paris 1985
13 Octobre 1985


20 Kilometers de Paris A.S.C. Air Perrier Adidas La Hutte Inter Sport La Poste RTL



Paris Versailles Dimanche 27 Octobre 1985 10 eme Paris Versailles


10 eme Paris Versailles SNCF 






WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut doing my first Ultra-Marathon April 1997. Up in Lake Waramaug in New Preston, Connecticut for the 50- kilometer ( 32.5 miles) in 5 hours 38 minutes and 27 seconds and placing 28th of 35th runners in the 50km. 



WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  taken part in the April 1998 Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultramarathons weather cold and monsoonal rains and snow showers Charl Mattheus had joined us that year 1998.  


Autographed Card from Charl Mattheus 


Offical Results 1998 Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultras 4-26/1998
My 2nd one 50km placed 14th out of 36 Age 28 time 5:04:10 Remember the weather conditions weather cold and monsoonal rains and snow showers 

WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut  
Official Results 2001  Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultras  5:12:54 PLACE 12 TOM KIMBALL


WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut 2003 Lake Waramaug Ultra-Marathon Results:

T.Kimball Age 33 Time 5:12:31 for 50km 



Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,CT in the 2008 Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug Ultra Marathon ultramarathon my last one attended. 50km 31.1 miles 5:37:19


Jack Bristol's Lake Waramaug Ultras

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Thomas Kimball WA8UNS of Ridgefield,CT at 38th Annual Jersey Shore Half Marathon 2010 at  Gateway National Recreation Area- Sandy Hook, NJ  Sandy Hook Gateway National Park in  New Jersey my favorite beach















38th Annual Jersey Shore Half Marathon 2010

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Results from 2001 Dutchess County Classic Half Marathon  1:37:22 84 Thomas Kimball Age 32



Fairfield Half Marathon 587 Thomas Kimball Age 24 West Redding 1:41:00


 Fairfield Half Marathon 1997 1998 2001 2008

Stratton Faxon Fairfield Road Races 2008
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Fairfield Half Marathon And 5K 2001
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Fairfield Road Races - Half Marathon & 5K 1998
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Fairfield Road Races - Half Marathon 1997
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3Rd Annual Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Half-Marathon 2007
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 Danbury-News-Times 10km Connecticut Classic 1988 675 Kimball Thomas 47:46
Danbury-News-Times 10km Connecticut Classic 1989 446 Kimball Thomas 45:40 




Putnam County Fall Classic Half Marathon October 1997 Place 61 Thomas Kimball Danbury Time 1:37:39


Boston Buildup XIII 10km January 6th 1991 Rowayton, CT
Just notice an old friend from Redding, CT listed a Mr. Tom Haughney ( Wolfpit Running Club Ridgefield, CT Members have the * before there name ) My time Tom Kimball 47:02


US NAVAL SUBASE MEMORIAL 10K ROAD RACE MAY 15, 2004
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Thomas Q Kimball WA8UNS from Ridgefield, Connecticut  United States running in the Stratton Faxon Danbury Half Marathon April 7th 2013Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race
Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race 2013
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I wanted to share some photos of 
“Newtown Police Union Team” running in the  Stratton Faxon Danbury Half Marathon or 5K.
Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race
April 7th 2013. This team is made up of police, fire and medical personnel from around the state. Proud to have been a member of this team. 



I wanted to share his experience at The Sandy Hook Run for the Families a HMF Events (Hartford Marathon Foundation) Hartford Connecticut Saturday - March 23, 2013.

Many Thanks to all those volunteers that help to make this event possible. It was a emotional start and event. And great to see those people that came togther for this event. 






Bib 7915 Overall 269th of 8,862 Male 196th of 3,128 M40-44 21st of 290 Male First Responder 15th of 92 Finished 00:23:28. Recently signed up for the Stratton Faxon Greater Danbury Road Race Half Marathon to help support the The Newtown Police Union  and to run with  The “Newtown Police Union Team” on April 7th 2013. A little soon for me doing a half marathon but should be able to handle it. 




Sandy Hook Run for the Families 2013

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Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut wanted to share volunteering for Sandy Hook 5k race packet pick up Friday April 1st 2016 and also running in the Sandy Hook 5k April 2nd 2016 #loverunsthrough #sandyhook5k This was my first time running the event since I had torn my achilles in 2013. I have been doing this event since 2013 but had to miss out on 2014 and walk it in 2015. 




Not bad for my first running in a event since I tore my achilles in 2013 and had a achilles operation in 2014. Overall Place 153 Time 26:43 Division Place 30/150


WA8UNS Thomas Q Kimball of Ridgefield,Connecticut wanted to share his experience at the Sandy Hook 5K for 2015 

People been asking about how my achilles has held up since my first 5km walk yesterday Sandy Hook 5K since my surgery last July. A little sore and the achilles feels tight due to the fact first time doing it and will always have a permanent stitch (s) in my achilles . "But happy to have finished it and have cross the finish line. Even though might have been last I was able to do it




Volunteering Friday the 27th March at the Reed Intermediate School,




And then taking part in the Sandy Hook 5K 2015 on Saturday 28th


The  following picture from Katie. of me about to cross the finish line with newly made friends coming together to finish the journey of this years Sandy Hook 5K as the pain was worth every step as such a great cause. Number # 719

#WA8UNS @WA8UNS #ridgefieldct #Ridgefield @ridgefield in #FairfieldCounty #CT #Connecticut Thomas Kimball of Ridgefield, Connecticut near #westchester #WestchesterCounty #newyork #NYC is now a single guy and tries to be a regular at #gunnisonbeach #sandyhooknj Gunnison Beach at Sandy Hook Gateway National Park, NJ Monthmouth County, NJ. I'm recently coming out of a 12 year relationship in 2015 and hard being single again. #singles Just a few days before Labor day Weekend 2015 when I had called her I was coming down to visit her in New Jersey my ex-girlfriend told me she was seeing/dating somebody else and wouldn’t be around Labor day Weekend as she was going to the poconos with the new boyfriend. I had just loaned her some money  to fix her car about 2-3 weeks before her telling me this. I did not visit Gunnison Beach this past Summer 2016 as it has been difficult for me as feel as I had lost the friends I once had down there in New Jersey. I had been going to Gunnison Beach since about 2000 and a member of friends of gunnison beach until disband. You get to meet a lot of nice people here. I'm a former #cyclist #ultramarathonrunner and #ironmantriathlete #triathlete #marathonrunner I'm still a #runner #swimmer