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 1999 Alaska Women's Gold Nugget Triathlon

3. Places or areas involved: Anchorage, Alaska

4. Number of amateurs participating: 5

5. Event start date/time: 23 May 99/0730                 6. Event end date/time: 23 May 99/1530

7. Duration of event (hours): 9                                8. Total man-hours: 45

9. Number of repeaters used: 0

10. Estimated manpower cost: $450 (man-hours times $10/hr)

11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $1,750 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)

12. Total estimated cost of service: $2,200 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): 146.52 Simplex

14. Number of messages handled: Continuous Tactical Traffic

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: Municipality of Anchorage, Division of Parks and Recreation

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: WL7BF, NL7NN, WL7CKB, WL7YR, KL7VC

17. Other comments: Approximately 850 women took part in this event, which consisted of a 1/2 mile swim (at Bartlett High School Pool), a 10-mile bike ride along the Davis Highway between Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Air Force Base, and a 3-mile run north on the bike trail along the Glen Highway toward the Fort Richardson entrance. The bike ride and run began and ended at Bartlett High School.

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, ARES

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