The Station Activity Report (SAR) and Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR) are important reports that individual stations submit to the ARRL, via the Section, to keep track of member participation. It also services to provide recognition for the work put into public service by an amateur radio operator. PSHR reports are published in the QST under Field Organization Reports each month. The numbers are also used to show amateur radio’s benefit to the general public and to defend attacks on our spectrum, among other things. If you meet the criteria for reporting, please submit your reports monthly to Al, W3YVQ, MDC Section Traffic Manager (STM).
Station Activity Report (SAR)
The SAR should be sent to the STM monthly by all Official Relay Stations (ORS), Official Emergency Stations (OES), and any station that handles traffic.
The SAR contains the following information:
- O = Number of messages originated (for a third party)
- R = Number of messages received
- S = Number of messages sent
- D = Number of messages delivered
- T = Total messages handled (O+R+S+D)
Public Service Honor Roll (PSHR)
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 six categories (please note the maximum points for each category):
- Participating in a public service net, using any mode.
1 point per net session; maximum 40
- Handling formal messages (radiograms) via any mode.
1 point for each message handled; maximum 40.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Providing and maintaining:
- an automated digital system that handles ARRL radiogram-formatted messages;
- a web page or e-mail list server oriented toward Amateur Radio public service
10 points per item.
For ease of transmitting, receiving, and computing many SAR and PSHR messages, the following message format is to be used:
# R Station CK City MD Month Day JOSEPH NOLLMEYER W3YVQ 2403 CHETWOOD CIRCLE TIMONIUM MD 21093 NO PHONE BT Callsign YYMM SAR 0/31/72/1/104 X Callsign YYMM PSHR 1/40 2/40 3/20 5/20 6/10 TOTAL 130 X 73 BT Signature AR
A completed message would look like this:
66 R WG3K 17 CHESAPEAKE BEACH MD MAR 1 JOSEPH NOLLMEYER W3YVQ 2403 CHETWOOD CIRCLE TIMONIUM MD 21093 NO PHONE BT WG3K 1602 SAR 0/31/72/1/104 X WG3K 1602 PSHR 1/40 2/40 3/20 5/20 6/10 TOTAL 130 X 73 BT ERIC WG3K AR