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.
1. Nature of activity (Check one).
Emergency. Amateurs supplied communications required to replace
or supplement normal
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 2000 Eagle River Classic Sled Dog Race
3. Places or areas involved: Eagle River, Alaska
4. Number of amateurs participating: 10
5. Event start date/time: 22 Jan 00/1200 6. Event end date/time: 23 Jan 00/1600
7. Duration of event (hours): 6.0 8. Total man-hours: 57
9. Number of repeaters used: 1
10. Estimated manpower cost: $570 (man-hours times $10/hr)
11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $3750 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)
12. Total estimated cost of service: $ (add amounts from lines 10 and 11) $4320
13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): NL7J Repeater, 147.15 +; 146.52 simplex
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 participants: KL0EO, KL0CY, KL7TQ, NL7EA, KL0QW, N7CFF, WL7BD, KL7TS, KL0DW, KL5T, KL0LO, WL7IN
17. Other comments: Hand held HTs with gain antennas or twin-lead J-pole antennas up in a bush were or great help. Day one included use of the repeater, while day 2 we shifted to simplex which worked much better. There was some use of cross-band repeat radios. PA system drive by radio allowed spectators to hear all radio traffic thus keeping them well informed of the progress of the event. HAM radio helped with trail operations to especially in the recovery of 2 runaway dog teams.
Please attach photos of amateurs in action, newspaper clippings or other data.
Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service: Alaska ARES District 7
Location of organization: City or town: Anchorage State: AK
Your name: Larry Kent Petty Call sign: KL5T
Address: 2229 Turnagain Parkway, Anchorage, AK 99517
ARRL appointment, if any: Alaska Section Manager, Volunteer Examiner
e-mail address: [email protected]
I attest that the information provided
above is complete and true to the best of my
Larry K Petty, KL5T 6 Feb 00