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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB047 (2003)

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ARLB047 FCC declares Communications Emergency for Texas coast

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ARRL Bulletin 47  ARLB047
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 14, 2003
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB047 FCC declares Communications Emergency for Texas coast

The Federal Communications Commission, in cooperation with ARRL
South Texas Section Manager Ray Taylor, N5NAV, has declared a
general communications emergency for the Texas coastal area due to
Tropical Storm Claudette. The FCC Enforcement Bureau issued the
declaration under the authority of Section 97.401 of the FCC rules.

Effective immediately, the FCC said, the frequencies 7285 kHz (days)
and 3873 kHz (nights) require protection. "Amateurs are required to
refrain from using those frequencies, plus or minus 3 kHz, unless
they are taking part in the handling of emergency traffic," said the
declaration from James Daily, Chief of Homeland Security within the
FCC's Enforcement Bureau.

The declaration remains in effect until it's rescinded.
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