SAR/PSHR Requirements



SAR AUGUST O/0 R/384 S/764
D/24 T/1172 PSHR 1/40 2/40
3/20 6/20 T/120 73

These reports are sent to Scott W2LC, WNY Section Traffic Manager. A copy of this message (make it a book of 2) can also be sent to Laura N2LJM, the WNY Section Manager. This report can be sent thru any of the WNY NET’s. Reports should be sent no later than the 7th of each month in order for all the data to be compiled and moved it along to ARRL.

Read the SAR/PSHR requirements below to construct your tally.

Originated: (An off-the-air function) Any ARRL standard format message traffic prepared by you (the first party) for someone other than yourself (a third party), and filed at your amateur radio station for initial transmission over the air. Count one point. In other words, this is a radiogram which you created for another person using your station’s message number and call sign.

Note: A message that you create for yourself does not qualify as an Origination, but will be covered later under the SENT category.

(An on-the-air function) Any ARRL standard format radiogram received over amateur radio by your station. This will include message traffic received, whether for yourself, for relay to another amateur station (the second party), or received for delivery to the message addressee (a third party). Count one point.

Note: Messages received by other means, such as telephone, postal, E-mail, MARS, in-person, etc., are not counted as Received, however they may cause you to Originate a message for later transmission.

(An on-the-air function) Any message traffic to be sent by your station to another amateur station (a second party), whether such a message is initially transmitted from your station as your Originated message for a third party, a message for yourself, or one that was received from another amateur station. Count one point.

Note: Messages sent by means of telephone, postal, E-mail, etc. do not count as Sent, however they may qualify for counting as Delivered.

(An off-the-air function) Any message traffic that is delivered by you to the message addressee (a third party), provided that the message was received at your station by amateur radio and that the addressee is someone other than yourself. This delivery is done by telephone, postal, E-mail, in-person, etc. Count one point.

Note: A message sent by amateur radio to the final addressee at another amateur station is counted as a sent message, not as a delivered message.

Total: Tally of all groups for the SAR report.


Starting May 1, 2002

This listing is to recognize radio amateurs whose public service performance during the month indicted qualifies for 70 or more total points in the following 6 categories (as reported to their Section Managers). Please note the maximum points for each category:

1.) Participating in a public service net, using any mode. –1 point per net session; maximum 40.
2.) Handling formal messages (radiograms) via any mode. –1 point for each message handled; maximum 40.
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.) 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.
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.
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.