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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.

2002 Eagle River Classic Sprint Sled Dog Race

 1. Nature of activity:
Special exercise

 2. Brief description of activity:
Eagle River Classic sprint dog race

 3. Places or areas involved:
Beech Lake Trail System, near Chugiak Alaska

 4. Number of amateurs participating:

 5. Event start date/time:
Saturday, 19 Jan 2002 at 1100

 6. Event end date/time:
Sunday, 20 Jan 2002 at 1500

 7. Duration of event:

 8. Total man-hours:

 9. Number of repeaters used:

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

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

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

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call
KL7G repeater, 449.650 (minus) set up locally in
"emergency portable" configuration, with a 40' push-up
mast, dual band omni-directional antenna and battery

14. Number of messages handled:
Continuous tactical traffic

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support:
Chugiak Dog Mushers Association

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major

17. Other comments:
The Race Marshall expressed his appreciation and thanks.
He commented on our ability to provide him a mental
picture of the location of various teams along the course.
Our presence was particularly useful when one team got
away from their musher and we were able to status the
subsequent containment of the team, repairs to the sled
and the musher's declaration of intent to finish.  One
ham, KLDW (Eric Rogers) rode a snow machine to the
location of the team, about 1 mile out on Beech Lake, and
relayed accurate information about the condition of the
sled.  This was appreciated by the Race Marshall and the
team's handlers at the Start / Finish line.

Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service:
Alaska District 7 Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)

Location of organization:
Anchorage AK

Your name and callsign:
TJ Sheffield, KL7TS

Your address and telephone:
2631 W. 27th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99517

ARRL appointment(s), if any:
Assistant Section Manager (ASM), Volunteer Examiner (VE)

Your email address:
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