FSD-157


1. Nature of activity:
Special exercise

2. Brief description of activity:
Jr Yukon Quest A 2-day race covering a total of 120 miles We had 10 teams of 14-17 year old mushers.

3. Places or areas involved:
The racecourse ran from the Chena River in front of the Visitor Center in Fairbanks to Twin Bears campground - 60 miles. They camped overnight and returned to Fairbanks the next day.

4. Number of amateurs participating:
15

5. Event start date/time:
Feb 10, 2001 10AM

6. Event end date/time:
Feb 11, 2001 about 5PM

7. Duration of event:
31

8. Total man-hours:
230

9. Number of repeaters used:
2 + UHF simplex links

10. Estimated manpower cost (man-hours times $10/hr):
$2300

11. Estimated cost of equipment used (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.):
$4550

12. Total estimated cost of service (add amounts from lines 10 and 11):
$6850

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs):
444.40 simplex link from start/finish to NC in the Visitor Center
144.88 Main Repeater
146.79 Backup Repeater
KL7KC Net Control callsign

14. Number of messages handled:
Continuous

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support:
Jr Yukon Quest
Yukon Quest Canada
Yukon Quest Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News Miner

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants:
KL0SO KL0OZ WL7CRC NITX KE4ITP KL0RN KL1BE AL0W WL7UB AL7P WL7TP AL7BJ KL1AJ NL7XH AD4BL

17. Other comments:
AL7P patrolled the racecourse by snowmachine. There was a concern for safety of the young mushers due to open water and wildlife. KL1BE had just gotten her amateur license and handled the UHF link at the start. It was her first time on the air and she handled it like a pro.....roses to Connie. We had no problems, injuries, or other
difficulties except for dogs. The last team in had leader problems and was an hour in after the last team. Our
snowmachines stayed with her. The #5 position winner nearly lost her win because she chose to stay with the team in difficulty.

Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service:
Artic Amateur Radio Club

Location of organization:
Fairbanks Alaska

Your name and callsign:
Linda Mullen, AD4BL

Your address and telephone:
4555 Melan Dr N
Fairbanks, Alaska 99712
907-488-7046

ARRL appointment(s), if any:
Alaska STM TS APRS OES ORS

Your email address:
ad4bl@mosquitonet.com

Net Control at the Visitors Center....from left to right KE4ITP, Bill; KL0RN, Kody; WL7TP,
Brian; and in the background is NL7XH, Benny who put the whole radio system together.








Net Control at the Visitors Center....from left to right AL7P, Cliff, who manned the snowmachine;
AL7BJ, Rex; and KL1AJ, Scott



Here are 3 teams all in at the same time #10 was declared the winner.






Here are 3 teams all in at the same time #10 was declared the winner.





Teams coming into finish......
The winner #10 was Ellie Claus who is 14 years old!



Teams coming into finish......
The winner #10 was Ellie Claus who is 14 years old!