Alaska ARES

ARRL Form FSD-157 On-Line

1. Nature of Activity:

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.

Special exercise.

Amateurs supplied communications for a parade, race, etc.

Test or drijl

A training activity in which amateurs participated.

 

2. Brief description of activity:

2004 International Yukon Quest and the Quest 250

 

 

3. Places or areas involved:

Fairbanks to Whitehorse YT, Canada

 

 

4. Number of amateurs participating:

33

 

5. Event start date/time:

Feb 14,2004 11AM

 

 

6. Event end date/time:

Feb 25. 2004 4:30PM

7. Duration of event:

Hours: 269.5

 

8. Total man-hours:

Man-hours: 1507.5

 

 

9. Number of repeaters used:

4

 

10. Estimated manpower cost (man-hours times $lOIhr):

US$: 15,075

 

 

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

US$: 44,537

 

 

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

US$: 59,612

 

 

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

KL7KC Repeater system using 146.88, 146.79, 147.12 , 146.70

and 444.60 simplex

 

 

14. Number of messages handled:

continuous

 

15. Names of agencies receiving communications support:

Yukon Quest Alaska, Yukon Quest Canada, Public world wide

16. Please list call signs of amateurs who were major participants:

NL7WO KLOOZ NL7XH KL7EBF AL7EX WL7CRD WL7CRE NL7HI

KL7GL AL7BJ WL7TP WL7CQS NL7QK KL7YU KL7JN KE4ITP

AD4BL WL7HU KL1AZ WL7UB AL1S KLIJP AL1I KL1PN KLIFD

KLOCWG NOFGH KL7EDK KL1OQ AL7NM WL7CES NL7XY WL7IP

 

 

 

17. Other comments:

We provided safety communications for mushers, race officials, and aircraft. We relayed weather forcasts and conditions for the Quest Air Force, we manned 9 checkpoints, many in remote locations. We manned the communications center in Fairbanks 24/7 for the duration of the race. There we answered 2 VHF radios, HF radio and several phones. We manned the fax machine, many reports being sent via fax to and from Canada. We were responsible for imputing all the data on the offical website. We also helped coordinate emergency assistance for an injured musher.

 

 

 

Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service:

Arctic Amateur Radio Club

 

 

Location of organization:

City or town: Fairbanks State: AK

 

Your name and callsign:

Name: Linda Mullen Cailsign: AD4BL

 

 

Your address and telephone:

Street: 4555 Melan Dr N

City: Fairbanks State: AK Zipcode: 99712

Phone: 907-488-7046

 

ARRL appointment(s), if any:

SEC STM ORS OES TS APRS

Your email address:

ad4bl@arrl.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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