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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB041 (2001)

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ARRL Bulletin 41  ARLB041
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 18, 2001
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB041 Amateur Radio volunteer information is on line

Amateur Radio volunteers continue to be needed to assist with
disaster relief communication in New York City and in Washington,
DC.

Operators willing able to volunteer for communications duty to
support the Amateur Radio Emergency Service relief and recovery
effort at the Word Trade Center in New York City may register at the
World Trade Center Disaster Relief Communications Web site,
http://wtc.ab2m.net.

When logging onto the site, Amateur Radio operators first will be
quizzed against a checklist, then asked to complete and submit an
on-line form.

New York City Amateur Radio 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. This duty
requires a serious commitment and could involve working in a
possibly hazardous area in war zone-like conditions. Volunteers will
need to supply some items of protective clothing.

Amateurs from outside the Greater New York City area who are asked
to report for duty are requested to alert their section managers. A
list of SMs is available on the ARRL Web site,
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/org/smlist.html.

Amateur Radio operators within 50 miles of Washington, DC, are being
sought to assist the ARES relief and recovery effort for the
Pentagon attack site. Those available to help should first visit the
Virginia ARES Web site, http://www.aresva.org/help.htm. Those
willing and able to assist should then contact Virginia Section
Emergency Coordinator Tom Gregory, N4NW, n4nw@arrl.net. The
subject line of your e-mail should read ''Salvation Army Support''.

Volunteers need a 2-meter hand-held or portable with CTCSS
capability plus at least two batteries and a charger. Current shifts
are 4 AM to noon, noon to 8 PM and 8 PM to 4 AM, Gregory said. ARES
volunteers are staffing three sites in Washington, DC, primarily
supporting the Salvation Army relief and recovery efforts. The need
is for three operators per shift.

Amateurs from sections other than Virginia or Maryland who are asked
to report for duty are requested to alert their section managers. A
list of SMs is available on the ARRL Web site,
http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/org/smlist.html.
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