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Public Service Honor Roll Each month in QST's Field Organization Reports column, the Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) recognizes the efforts of Amateur Radio operators who are active in many aspects of public service.
Activities that Count This includes net operations, traffic handling, emergency operations and public service communication support. For ARESLAX members , there is a good chance that you already qualify!
1. Participate in Public Service Nets 1) Participation in a public service net -- 1 point, maximum 40.
Examples ARES Nets NTS Nets SKYWARN Nets ACS Nets DCS Nets Western Public Service System 7:30 PM Daily 3952 KHz California Traffic Net 6:30 PM Daily 3906 KHz Arizona Traffic Net 6:00 PM Daily 3986 *Log onto an NTS Digital Relay Station counts
2.Pass Radiogram Traffic 2) Handling formal messages (radiograms) via any mode -- 1 point for each message handled; maximum 40. Originate 1Point Send 1Point Receive 1Point Deliver 1 Point
3.Participate and earn an appointment 3) Serving in an ARRL-sponsored volunteer position: ARRL Field Organization appointee or Section Manager, NTS Net Manager, TCC Director, TCC member, NTS official or appointee above the Section level. -- 10 points for each position; maximum 30.
4. Earn While You Train 4) Participation in scheduled, short-term public service events such as walk-a-thons, bike-a-thons, parades, simulated emergency tests and related practice events. This includes off-the-air meetings and coordination efforts with related emergency groups and served agencies. -- 5 points per hour (or any portion thereof) of time spent in either coordinating and/or operating in the public service event; no limit.
Examples Annual Shake Out Drill Quarterly Hospital Drill MAC Drill Baker to Vegas AC-100 Los Angeles Marathon The Catalina Water Ski Race USC Patient Transfer
5. Participate in Actual Emergencies 5) Participation in an unplanned emergency response when the Amateur Radio operator is on the scene. This also includes unplanned incident requests by public or served agencies for Amateur Radio participation. --5 points per hour (or any portion thereof) of time spent directly involved in the emergency operation; no limit.
Example Activated Earthquake Net Activated Storm Net Activated Hospital Nets
6. Have a Automated Digital System/List Server 6.) Providing and maintaining a) an automated digital system that handles ARRL radiogram-formatted messages; b) a Web page e-mail list server oriented toward Amateur Radio public service -- 10 points per item.
The Six Qualification Categories Check into Public Service Nets Pass Radiograms Traffic Participate and earn an appointment Earn While You Train Participate in Actual Emergencies Have a Automated Digital System/List Server
Additional Information ARESLAX Website: www.ARESLAX.org ARESLAX User Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ARESLAX/ Public Service Honor Roll: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pshr/ ARRL Net Directory: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/nets/. Radiogram Instruction: http://www.arrl.org/FandES/ead/teacher/kemp/radiograms.html or David Greenhut - N6HD N6HD@arrl.net (818) 992-5507