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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB033 (2003)

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ARLB033 FCC Declares General Communications Emergency for Oklahoma
Area

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ARRL Bulletin 33  ARLB033
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  May 9, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB033 FCC Declares General Communications Emergency for Oklahoma
Area

The Federal Communications Commission has declared a general
communications emergency for the Oklahoma area. Effective
immediately, amateurs are required to refrain from using 3900 kHz,
plus or minus 3 kHz, unless they are taking part in the handling of
emergency traffic.

The declaration was announced May 9, 2003, in cooperation with ARRL
Oklahoma Section leadership and under the authority of Section
97.401 of the FCC's Amateur Radio Service rules and regulations [47
CFR Part 97].

The FCC said the declaration is to support amateur communications on
behalf of The Salvation Army's tornado relief efforts. The order,
signed by Technical and Public Safety Division Chief Joseph P. Casey
of the FCC's Enforcement Bureau, remains in effect until rescinded.
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