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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB043 (2001)

ARLB043 ARES/RACES NYC Effort Stands Down; REACT Still Seeking 

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ARRL Bulletin 43  ARLB043
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 25, 2001
To all radio amateurs 

ARLB043 ARES/RACES NYC Effort Stands Down; REACT Still Seeking 

After nearly two weeks of intense effort, the Amateur Radio
Emergency Service and Radio Civil Emergency Service volunteer effort
in New York City has wound down.

REACT International is still seeking Amateur Radio and licensed GMRS
users, primarily to support the Salvation Army's relief efforts in
New York City. REACT International Secretary Lee Besing, N5NTG, said
REACT needs up to two dozen volunteers a day. Prospective volunteers
should first visit the REACT International Web site,, or e-mail

ARRL New York City-Long Island ARES Section Emergency Coordinator
Tom Carrubba, KA2D, says the American Red Cross closed all shelters
that remained open in New York City on September 23, while the New
York City Office of Emergency Management terminated Radio Amateur
Civil Emergency Service support Monday, September 24. An American
Red Cross net supporting two respite stations from Red Cross
Headquarters in Brooklyn was expected to shut down by September 25.
Any remaining Amateur Radio Emergency Service activity would be
handled by volunteers from the Greater New York City area, Carrubba

ARRL New York City-Long Island Section Manager George Tranos, N2GA,
expressed his gratitude to all Amateur Radio operators who came
forward to assist the ARES/RACES effort. ''The system works and our
'hobby' has performed well as a 'service' to the public,'' Tranos
said. He estimated that some 500 Amateur Radio volunteers helped out
with communications support for the disaster.

ARRL President Haynie visited September 21 with some of the New
York-area ARES volunteers. Haynie thanked all volunteers for their