About This Form
Amateur Radio donates thousands of
man-hours of supplementary public service communications in civil emergencies,
official drills and events such as parades and marathons each year. Such
events show Amateur Radio in its best light, and it is critically important
that ARRL bring documentation of this public service work to the attention
of the Congress, the FCC and other public officials. Your information below
is an important addition to the record. Please complete and return this
form to the Public Service Branch at ARRL Headquarters. Thank you.
1. Nature of activity (Check one).
Amateurs supplied communications required to replace or supplement normal
Alert. Amateurs were deployed for emergency communications, but emergency situation did not develop.
X Special exercise. Amateurs supplied communications for a parade, race, etc.
Test or drill. A training activity in which amateurs participated.
2. Brief description of activity: Communications Support for the 2000 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous Grand Prix Auto Race
3. Places or areas involved: Anchorage, Alaska
4. Number of amateurs participating: 10
5. Event start date/time: 12 Feb 00/0900 6. Event end date/time: 13 Feb 00/1730
7. Duration of event (hours): 17.5 8. Total man-hours: 149
9. Number of repeaters used: 0
10. Estimated manpower cost: $1,490 (man-hours times $10/hr)
11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $5,950 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)
12. Total estimated cost of service: $7,440 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)
13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): 146.55 MHz Simplex
14. Number of messages handled: Continuous Tactical Traffic
15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: Greater Anchorage Incorporated DBA Fur Rendezvous, Alaska Sports Car Club
16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: WL7CKB, KL0EO, WL7BW, KL0QW, KL0CY, KL0US, WL7BF, KL7ITI, KL7EB, WL7YR
17. Other comments: Provided backup communications for race officials. Their radios had continuous problems, therefor, our net was relied upon heavily for passing official race traffic. For the past two years, our net control operator monitored their race frequency (464.5 MHz) and was able to keep track of what stations were not being recognized on the primary net, thus enabling control to query the appropriate stations on the amateur backup net to streamline operations. Many thanks to all operators that helped out. We had excellent participation by all operators, and everyone enjoyed the beer and pizza party after the race on Saturday evening!
Please attach photos of amateurs in action, newspaper clippings or
Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service: Anchorage Amateur Radio Club
Location of organization: City or town: Anchorage State: AK
Your name: Kent Petty Call sign: KL5T
Address: 2229 Turnagain Parkway, Anchorage, AK 99517
ARRL appointment, if any: Alaska Section Manager, Volunteer Examiner
e-mail address: [email protected]
I attest that the information provided
above is complete and true to the best of my
Larry K Petty, KL5T 18 Feb 00