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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB052 (1995)

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ARLB052 Oklahoma help completed
 
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ARRL Bulletin 52  ARLB052
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  May 10, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLB052 Oklahoma help completed
 
The primary Amateur Radio operation in support of recovery efforts
in the bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City ended at 4
PM on Tuesday, May 2.
 
Amateurs had maintained a network continuously since 9:15 AM on
April 19, with more than 300 operators from Oklahoma, Kansas and
Texas providing communication through the Oklahoma City Autopatch
Association repeater.
 
Amateur operation then shifted from the blast site to coordinating
Salvation Army activities, on a simplex frequency.  As of 4 PM on
May 4, Amateur Radio operators in Oklahoma City had conducted
emergency communication for more than 360 hours.
 
ARRL Public Information Coordinator Tom Webb, WA9AFM, said that
those involved in the post-bombing communication effort credited
numerous disaster drills, established Amateur Radio networks,
emphasis on proper on-air procedures, and experience in weather
spotting nets for the success of this operation.
 
Later this month, Oklahoma City amateurs will meet to discuss their
activities and for a debriefing.
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