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 Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race

3. Places or areas involved: Kenai Peninsula, Alaska

4. Number of amateurs participating: 6

5. Event start date/time: 26 Feb 99/1200             6. Event end date/time: 28 Feb 99/1600

7. Duration of event (hours): 52                         8. Total man-hours: 252

9. Number of repeaters used: 1

10. Estimated manpower cost: $2,520 (man-hours times $10/hr)

11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $8,650 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)

12. Total estimated cost of service: $11,170 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): 146.28/146.88 repeater/AL7LE

14. Number of messages handled: Continuous Tactical Traffic

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: Tustumena 200

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: NL7P, W0OPT, KL7FG, KL7VIC, AL7EB, VE6NH

17. Other comments: The MHARC provided communications at 3 checkpoints for the Tustumena 200 dog race.  Bill Hatch manned 4 Corners,  Bill Nelson was located at both the Lost Creek Lodge and 4 Corners, and both Ed Back and Larry Halvarson were at Caribou Lake. The communications were via 2-meters and all locations were able to work the 28/88 club repeater.  Everything worked well in spite of the lack of cooperation from the weather.   Information was relayed to both Victor Hett and Ed Cole at their homes.  They provided a link to race headquarters using internet connections.  We were able to identify some of the communications problems that will be avoided in the future. Good job to everyone involved.

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

Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service: Moose Horn Amateur Radio Club

Location of organization: City or town: Kenai Peninsula                     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

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

Larry K Petty, KL5T                                                                               10 Feb 00