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: 1999 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race

3. Places or areas involved: Anchorage, Alaska

4. Number of amateurs participating: 26

5. Event start date/time: 19 Feb 99/1100                6. Event end date/time: 21 Feb 99/1500

7. Duration of event (hours): 12                            8. Total man-hours: 212

9. Number of repeaters used: 1

10. Estimated manpower cost: $2,120 (man-hours times $10/hr)

11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $16,300 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)

12. Total estimated cost of service: $18,420 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): KL7ION repeater (147.300/147.900 MHz)

14. Number of messages handled: Continuous Tactical Traffic

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: Greater Anchorage Inc., Alaska Sled Dog and Racing Association

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: KL7IZZ, KL7HO, KL0EO, KL7YF, KL0MQ, NL7DL, KL7GM, AL7OK, KL0QL, WL7YR, WL7IM, KL7ITI, NL7DK, WL7CKB, KB8JXX, AL7PB, KL0CY, KL7VC, NL7EA, WL7BF, WL7PO, KL7JB, WL7KS, KL7WM, KL7EB, NL7NN

17. Other comments: This was the 1999 rendition of the Anchorage Fur Rendezvous World Championship Sled Dog Race. This sprint race consisted of 3-days of racing over a 25-mile course. Communicators manned the start/finish line, and checkpoints aournd the course throughout Anchorage.

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


Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service: South Central Radio Club, Anchorage Amateur Radio Club

Location of organization: Anchorage                                              State: AK

Your name: Larry K. Petty                                                              Call sign: KL5T

Address: 2229 Turnagain Parkway, Anchorage, AK 99517

ARRL appointment, if any: Assistant Section Manager (Alaska), Volunteer Examiner, ARES

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                                                                                           11 Jun 99