ACTIVITY REPORT

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).

Communications Emergency. Amateurs supplied communications required to replace or supplement normal communications means.

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: Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race Ceremonial Start

3. Places or areas involved: Anchorage to Eagle River, Alaska

4. Number of amateurs participating: 45

5. Event start date/time: 4 Mar 00/0530L            6. Event end date/time: 4 Mar 00/1700L

7. Duration of event (hours): 11.5                      8. Total man-hours: 517.5

9. Number of repeaters used: 1

10. Estimated manpower cost: $5170.50 (man-hours times $10/hr)

11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $23,800 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)

12. Total estimated cost of service: $28,970.50 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): Repeater: KL7ION, 147.30(+) for trail traffic. Simplex: 144.71 for general start traffic; 144.51 for dog team staging coordination traffic.

14. Number of messages handled: 690 (conservative estimate of one message per minute for the duration over all nets)

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: Iditarod Trail Committee

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: AA0NN, KL0EO, WL7BF, KL0CW, KL0CY, KL7TQ

17. Other comments: The race continues for the next two weeks to the finish in Nome, Alaska, a total of 1049 miles!

Please attach photos of amateurs in action, newspaper clippings or other data.


Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service: Members and equipment support from the three clubs in Anchorage: Elmendorf Amateur Radio Society (KL7AIR), Anchorage Amateur Radio Club (KL7AA), Southcentral Amateur Radio Club (KL7G).

Location of organization: City or town: Elmendorf AFB and Anchorage          State: AK

Your name: John Wolfe                  Call sign: AA0NN

Address: P.O. Box 6265, Elemendorf AFB, AK 99506

ARRL appointment, if any: Volunteer Examiner

e-mail address: [email protected]

Telephone: (907) 552-1036           (907) 373-7880
                        (days)                           (evenings)

I attest that the information provided above is complete and true to the best of my knowledge.

John Wolf                                                                                                         5 Mar 00