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: Communications Support for the 2000 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race

3. Places or areas involved: Fairbanks, Alaska to Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

4. Number of amateurs participating: 42

5. Event start date/time: 12 Feb 00/0001 6. Event end date/time: 25 Feb 00/2359

7. Duration of event (hours): 336                                     8. Total man-hours: 1976

9. Number of repeaters used: 5

10. Estimated manpower cost: $19,760 (man-hours times $10/hr)

11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $23,200 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)

12. Total estimated cost of service: $42, 960 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): 3.890 MHz, 7.090 MHz, 14.292 MHz, Ester Dome repeater (Fairbanks) 146.88 minus, North Pole repeater 146.79 minus, Porcupine Dome repeater 146.79 minus, Mt. Eldridge repeater (near Eagle) 146.94 minus and 444.70 plus, Kandick River repeater (AL7HT) 146.82 minus, 146.52 simplex

14. Number of messages handled: Continuous tactical traffic

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: TV stations KUAC, KTVF, KATN, KFXF; Radio stations KAKQ, KFAR, KIAK, KWLF, KCBF; The Daily News Miner newspaper; The Yukon Quest International Race Committee

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: WL7S, NL7XH, KL7XO, KL0AN, KL0DD, KL0PF, KL0RM, KL0TX, KL0RN, KL7JM, WL7UB, WA4LKX, KL0LS, WL0JM, KL0CJ, KL0CI, NL7WO, NL7Y, KL7AH

17. Other comments: Provided safety communications for mushers, race officials, and aircraft, and provided race status reports (team arrivals, depatures, etc.). Manned headquarters 24 hours a day for 14 days, and each checkpoint 24 hours a day for approximately 5 days each. FSD-157 information graciously provided by John Benevento, NL7XH.

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

Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service: Arctic Amateur Radio Club,

Location of organization:     City or town: Fairbanks            State: AK

Your name: Kent Petty                          Call sign: KL5T

Address: 2229 Turnagain Parkway, Anchorage, AK 99517

ARRL appointment, if any: Alaska Section Manager, Volunteer Examiner, ARES Member

e-mail address: [email protected]

Telephone:  (907) 552-9780        (907) 243-5856
                           (days)                       (evenings)

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

Larry K Petty, KL5T                                                                                        April 9, 2000