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: Hope Cottage Walk for Hope

3. Places or areas involved: Anchorage, AK

4. Number of amateurs participating: 11

5. Event start date/time: 1 May 99/0730         6. Event end date/time: 1 May 99/1600

7. Duration of event (hours): 8.5                       8. Total man-hours: 93.5

9. Number of repeaters used: 1

10. Estimated manpower cost: $935 (man-hours times $10/hr)

11. Estimated cost of equipment used: $11,050 (hand-helds, repeaters, etc.)

12. Total estimated cost of service: $11,985 (add amounts from lines 10 and 11)

13. Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs): 147.300/147.900 (KL7ION repeater), 146.52, 446.00 MHz

14. Number of messages handled: Continuous Tactical Traffic

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support: Hope Cottages

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants: KL7ITI, NL7DK, KL7GM, WL7BF, NL7DL, WL7CSR, KL0CY, KL7YF, KL7VC, KL0EO, NL7NN

17. Other comments: Hope Cottage is a local charity that provides a residential environment and assistance for the developmentally disabled. This was the 30th annual event. Participants get pledges from the community for the number of miles they walk, bike, or roller blade. The money raised supports their programs directly. The amateur community has been involved in the walk for the last 25 years, providing interface with the first aid personnel, walk director, and logistics. Our normal operations provide dispatch service to pick up and deliver people who are unable to complete the walk. We are responsible to coordinate emergencies (injuries, lost personnel, etc.) if necessary. This was a relatively quiet year, with the exception of one "emergency". An 8-year-old child was lost, but actually returned to the start/finish line on her own.

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: City or town: Anchorage State: AK

Your name: Larry K. Petty Call sign: KL5T

Address: 2631 W. 27th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99517

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

e-mail address: [email protected]

Telephone: (907) 552-9780                                              (907) 248-3864
                           (days)                                                                  (evenings)

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

Larry K. Petty, KL5T                                                                      22 May 99