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.
Special exercise. Amateurs supplied communications for a parade, race, etc.
2. Brief description of activity: Communications support for the Municipality of Anchorage 1998 Mass Casualty Distaster Drill.
3. Places or areas involved: Municipality of Anchorage, Alaska
4. Number of amateurs participating: 66
5. Event start date/time: 30 Apr 98/0700L 6. Event end date/time: 30 Apr 98/1500L
7. Duration of event (hours): 8 8. Total man-hours: 528
9. Number of repeaters used: 1
10. Estimated manpower cost: $5,280 (man-hours times $10/hr)
11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $30,300 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)
12. Total estimated cost of service: $35,580 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)
13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): Anchorage ARES Net, KL7ION repeater, 147.300/147.900 MHz.
14. Number of messages handled: Continuous tactical traffic.
15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: Office of Emergency Management, American Red Cross, PEPPA (People for Emergency Preparedness for Animals), Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska Regional Hospital, Alaska Native Medical Center, 3rd Medical Group (Elmendorf AFB Hospital), Blood Bank of Alaska, Alaska Psychiactric Hospital, Charter North Star Behavioral Health System, Providence Extended Care Center, Ernie Turner Center, People Mover, Anchor Ride.
16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: KL7NG, AL7GA, WL7EN, KC5ZLV, WL7CKB, KL7FSE, KB5ZMD, WL7CQK, KL7FD, KL0HN, KL7EQX, WL7CQ, KL7CC, KL7GHB, KL7TS, KL0GA, KL0OB, NL7DK, KL7FH, WL7KY, NL7RT, AL7HX, WL7IM, N7MGT, KL0CY, WL7BW, WL7BD, KL7HHO, KL7QZ, N1KDQ, NL7KN, KB7YXG, KL7GM, KA1TIU, NL7WW, KL0EO, KL7GLU, AL7OA, KL0HZ, NL7DL, KL7GBC, NL7EA, KL0FK, AL7PB, KL7CDG, KL0HP, KL5T, NL7NN, KL0KQ, KL0MQ, KL0LO, KL0DW, KL7BC, KL7YF, KL7CPG, KL0KF, WL7KH, KL7GID, KL0NE, KL0NW, KL7GN, WL7NH, KL7HMS, WL7ZT, WL7CAD, NL7NC
17. Other comments: A great exercise highlighting our strengths and weaknesses. We now have a baseline from which to work from regarding emergency/disaster communications!
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Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service: ARES
Location of organization: Anchorage State: AK
Your name: Susan J. Woods Call sign: NL7NN
Address: P.O. Box, 220054, Anchorage, AK 99522
ARRL appointment, if any: ARES e-mail address: [email protected]
Telephone: (907) 561-7369
I attest that the information provided
above is complete and true to the best of my
SUSAN J. WOODS 27 Oct 98