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PUBLIC SERVICE
ACTIVITY REPORT
 
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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.


Freeze-up Canoe Race

 1. Nature of activity:
Special exercise

 2. Brief description of activity:
Freeze-up Canoe Race  sponsored by the Lions for Girl and Boy Scout
Cannoests

 3. Places or areas involved:
Chena River from University Ave to Pikes Landing

 4. Number of amateurs participating:
15

 5. Event start date/time:
Sept 28, 2002 0800 ADT

 6. Event end date/time:
Sept 28, 2002 1200 ADT

 7. Duration of event:
4 hrs

 8. Total man-hours:
60

 9. Number of repeaters used:
1

10. Estimated manpower cost (man-hours times $10/hr):
$$600

11. Estimated cost of equipment used (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.):
$$5400

12. Total estimated cost of service (add amounts from lines 10 and
11):
$$6000

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs):
We used the 146.94 machine

14. Number of messages handled:
continuous

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support:
Lions Club Boy and Girl Scouts of Alaska

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants:
KL7GL KL7XO AL7FG NL7XH AD4BL KL7MAX KL0PF KL7JM WL7TX KL0CF AL1I
KL0ZD KE4ITP KL1AZ WL7CRD

17. Other comments:
We had the Fire Rescue Boat from the University Fire Service and a
number of private boats on the river to ensure the safety of the
youngsters.  There were 2 canoes that dumped and youngsters were
rescued from the river.  They came into the rescue boats giggling.
The worst casualty was a stereo that got dunked when the canoe tipped
over.  All participants had a good time and were treated to hot
chili, hot dogs, hot chocolate and donuts by the Lions Club.

Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service:
Arctic 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 99712-3436
907-488-7046

ARRL appointment(s), if any:
SEC STM ORS OES

Your email address:
ad4bl@mosquitonet.com

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