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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.


Junior Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race

1. Nature of activity:
Special exercise

 2. Brief description of activity:
Junior Yukon Quest Dog Sled Race

 3. Places or areas involved:
Fairbanks Downtown to Twin Bears camp ground [about 60
miles one way]

 4. Number of amateurs participating:
18

 5. Event start date/time:
Feb 2, 2002   0900

 6. Event end date/time:
Feb 3, 2002  1430

 7. Duration of event:
29.5 hrs

 8. Total man-hours:
275

 9. Number of repeaters used:
2

10. Estimated manpower cost (man-hours times $10/hr):
$2750

11. Estimated cost of equipment used (hand-helds,
repeaters, etc.):
$14,500

12. Total estimated cost of service (add amounts from
lines 10 and 11):
$17,250

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call
signs):
444.40 simplex link from the Start line into the Comm
center
146.88 main Repeater
147.12 backup repeater

14. Number of messages handled:
continuous

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support:
Jr Yukon Quest
Yukon Quest Canada
Yukon Quest Alaska
local media

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major
participants:
KL0RN  KL0ZE  KE4ITP  NL7XH  KL0QS  NL7F  KL7GL  KL1AZ
KL7JAT  AL7EX
AL7XT  KL0OZ  WL7CRC  AL0W  WL7UB  KL7JM  AL7QY  AD4BL

17. Other comments:
We also had a group of CAP Cadets from Eielson AFB
assisting in comms between the staging point and the
Comm Center.  We had 10 teams with mushers from 14 to 17
yuears old.  The Comm center operated on a 24 hr basis
because of timing changes in the race this year.  We had
an amateur on a snow machine leading the race 
to move moose off the trail and another following the last
team.  Operators at the Comm Center also manned the Race
Update phone line.

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
907-488-7046

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

Your email address:
ad4bl@mosquitonet.com


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