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.

Special exercise. Amateurs supplied communications for a parade, race, etc.

X       Test or drill. A training activity in which amateurs participated.

2. Brief description of activity: Kodiak Emergency Service Organization -- Tsunami Disaster Drill.

3. Places or areas involved: Kodiak Emergency Operations Center (EOC), Kodiak, Alaska

4. Number of amateurs participating: 5

5. Event start date/time: 2 Jun 98/1000L                      6. Event end date/time: 2 Jun 98/1200L

7. Duration of event (hours): 2                                       8. Total man-hours: 10

9. Number of repeaters used: 1

10. Estimated manpower cost: $100 (man-hours times $10/hr)

11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $5,250 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)

12. Total estimated cost of service: $5,350 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): 146.34/94 KL7JBV Repeater

14. Number of messages handled: More than 60

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: Kodiak Emergency Service Organization -- made up of all public safety agencies.

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: WL7EM, AL7RB, KL7JBV, WL7BB, AL7MR

17. Other comments: By pre-arrangement with the local telephone utility, we were able to "block" all outgoing calls from the EOC -- simulating telco system "gridlock." Event messages were delivered via radio circuits to the EOC with a regularity of about 1 message every 20 seconds -- simulating high-intensity message traffic during the first few hours of a disaster.

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

Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service: Kodiak Amateur Radio Emergency Service

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

Your name: Michael F. Dolph                                              Call sign: KL7JBV

Address: 811 Willow Street, Kodiak, AK 99615

ARRL appointment, if any: ASM, EC           e-mail address: [email protected]

Telephone:  (907) 486-5833     (907) 486-5833
                             (days)                 (evenings)

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

Michael F. Dolph, KL7JBV                                                                            26 Nov 98