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).
Alert. Amateurs were deployed for emergency communications, but emergency situation did not develop.
3. Places or areas involved: Anchorage, AK
4. Number of amateurs participating: 7
5. Event start date/time: 6 May 00/0700 6. Event end date/time: 6 May 00/1600
7. Duration of event (hours): 9.0 8. Total man-hours: 56
9. Number of repeaters used: 1
10. Estimated manpower cost: $560 (man-hours times $10/hr)
11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $6,050 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)
12. Total estimated cost of service: $6,610 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)
13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): KL7AA repeater, 146.94/34 MHz
14. Number of messages handled: Continuous tactical traffic
15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: Hope Cottage
16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: KL7GM, WL7CKB, KL0US, WL7CSR, KL7VC, WL7BF, NL7DK
17. Other comments: Hope Cottage is a local charity that provides
a residential environment and assistance for the developmentally disabled.
This was the 31st annual event. Participants get pledges from the community
for the number of miles they walk, bike, or roller blade. The money raised
supports their programs directly. The amateur community has been involved
in the walk for the last 26 years, providing interface with the first aid
personnel, walk director, and logistics. Our normal operations provide
dispatch service to pick up and deliver people who are unable to complete
the walk. We are responsible to coordinate emergencies (injuries, lost
personnel, etc.) if necessary. Report information graciously provided
by Harvey Rookus, NL7DK.
Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service: Anchorage Amateur Radio Club
Location of organization: City or town: Anchorage State: AK
Your name: Kent Petty Call sign: KL5T
Address: 2229 Turnagain Parkway
ARRL appointment, if any: Alaska Section Manager, Volunteer Examiner, ARES Member
e-mail address: [email protected]
Telephone: (907) 552-9780
I attest that the information provided
above is complete and true to the best of my knowledge.
Larry K Petty, KL5T 10 May 00