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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB040 (2001)

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ARLB040 Additional Amateur Radio volunteers sought from Greater 
New York City

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ARRL Bulletin 40  ARLB040
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 14, 2001
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB040 Additional Amateur Radio volunteers sought from Greater 
New York City

ARES is seeking additional volunteers from the Greater New York City
area to assist in supporting the World Trade Center disaster relief
and recovery effort. ARES is assisting the American Red Cross and
emergency management officials.

New York City-Long Island Section Emergency Coordinator Tom Carrubba
says volunteers must have a VHF (2-meter) or, preferably, a VHF/UHF
(2-meter/70-cm) mobile radio, power supply and cables, and
mobile/portable mag-mounted gain antenna. Carrubba says hand-helds
are not sufficient to deal with the difficult operating conditions.

''Operators are still needed,'' he said, but stressed, ''This is a
difficult assignment.''

Amateurs are working two 12-hour shifts per day.

This duty requires a serious commitment and involves working in a
possibly hazardous area in war zone-like conditions. Volunteers will
need to supply some items of protective clothing. Amateurs
considering communications duty in New York City should first
contact the appropriate ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator in the
tri-state area for further information on how to proceed:

* New York City-Long Island: Tom Carrubba, KA2D, ka2d@arrl.net or
telephone 631-422-9594.

* Eastern New York: Ken Akasofu, KL7JCQ, kl7jcq@arrl.net

* Northern New Jersey: Steve Ostrove, K2SO, k2so@arrl.net.

* Connecticut: Darrow Loucks, WA1D,  wa1d@arrl.net.

Assigned volunteers will be asked to report to American Red Cross
Headquarters for credentials and assignments. Volunteers must use
public transportation to ARC HQ because of limited vehicle access;
there is no parking in that area.

Carrubba has asked potential out-of-region volunteers to ''stand by
until we can provide for your safety and comfort.''
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