FSD-157 – Walk for Hope – May 7, 2022

Written by:  Kent Petty, KL5T
May 16, 2022

What is an “FSD-157”?  It is a Public Service Report that we submit to the ARRL to let them know about public service activities we as amateurs are engaged in. We can report the following:

  • 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 Drill: A training activity in which amateurs participated

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Following is an FSD-157 for the recent support we provided for the Walk for Hope:

Communications support for the 2022 Anchorage Walk & Roll for Hope. Net control was located at the Anchorage ARC’s Radio Science and Operations Center (RSOC) located at 6721 Raspberry Road.

  • Assignments included:
    1 person – Net Control
    1 person – Race Director Shadow
    6 people – 3 checkpoints with two operators at each
    2 people – Bike mobiles
  • Places or areas involved:  Anchorage, Alaska
  • Number of amateurs participating:  10
  • Event start date/time:  May 7, 2022 / 0830L
  • Event end date/time:  May 7, 2022 / 1130L
  • Duration of event (hours):  3
  • Total person hours:  30
  • Number of repeaters used:  1
  • Estimated person-power cost (person-hours times $19/hour): $570
  • Estimated cost of equipment used (handhelds, repeaters, vehicles, etc.): $36,100
  • Total estimated cost of service: $36,670
  • Nets and/or frequencies used (including repeater call signs):  KL7AA Repeater, 146.34/94 MHz and 146.49 MHz simplex
  • Number of messages handled:  Continuous tactical traffic
  • Names of agencies receiving communications support:  Hope Community Resources
  • Call signs of amateurs who were major participants:

This communication support event was coordinated by Keith Clark, KL7MM.

Equipment costs included estimated values of all HTs used, fixed/mobile/base stations, fixed antennas, the repeater, 2 bicycles, and our Mobile Telecommunications Vehicle (MTV).

There were 2 bike mobile stations used on this event operated by KL7TS and WD6BMJ.

Name of Amateur Radio organization providing service:  Anchorage Amateur Radio Club
Location of organization:  Anchorage, Alaska