Hello Section Managers,
The first opportunity to announce the new PSHR criteria in QST will be in the April 2002 issue of the "Public Service" column. Members will begin seeing the April issue toward the middle of March. In consideration of this, and to give members enough time, the new PSHR criteria will go into effect on May 1, 2002. We want to move to the new criteria for PSHR as soon as we can do so administratively.
The August, 2002, QST, would then begin showing the list of PSHR candidates who qualify under the new criteria.
For reference: Public Service Honor Roll Criteria
Revised, Jan. 19, 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.