PUBLIC SERVICE

             ACTIVITY REPORT

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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.
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1. Nature of activity (Check one).

Communications Emergency. Amateurs supplied communications required to replace or supplement normal communications means.

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 Junior Iditarod Sled Dog Race

3. Places or areas involved: Susitna River Valley

4. Number of amateurs participating: 19

5. Event start date/time: 26 Feb 00/0800               6. Event end date/time: 27 Feb 00/1000

7. Duration of event (hours): 38                           8. Total man-hours: 300

9. Number of repeaters used: 3

10. Estimated manpower cost: $3,000 (man-hours times $10/hr)

11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $20,000 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)

12. Total estimated cost of service: $23,000 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): 147.09 KL7DJE repeater, 146.64 KL7DOB repeater, 146.85 KL7JFU repeater

14. Number of messages handled: Continuous Tactical Traffic

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: Iditarod Trail Committee

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: KL0DY, KL7HHO, AL7FI, WL7BD, KC2BYX, KL0EO, NL7SK

17. Other comments:

Please attach photos of amateurs in action, newspaper clippings or other data.

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Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service: Matanusaka Amateur Radio Association (MARA) at http://www.obarr.net/mara/

Location of organization: City or town: Palmer State: AK

Your name: Kent Petty Call sign: KL5T

Address: 2229 Turnagain Parkway, Anchorage, AK 99517

ARRL appointment, if any: Alaska Section Manager, Volunteer Examineer, ARES Member

e-mail address:  kl5t@arrl.org

Telephone:   (907) 552-9780        (907) 243-5856
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I attest that the information provided above is complete and true to the best of my knowledge.


Larry K Petty, KL5T                                                                                  3 Apr 00