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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB057 (1996)

ARLB057 Fran nr 1

ARRL Bulletin 57  ARLB057
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  September 5, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLB057 Fran nr 1

Hurricane Fran Update 1

As Hurricane Fran approached the southeastern coast of the US, South
Carolina section manager Mike Epstein, KD1DS, reports activation of
an ARES/RACES net on 3993.5 kHz with the state SSB net serving as
backup on 3915 kHz.

In North Carolina, section manager Reed Whitten, AB4W, reports that
the Tarheel Emergency Net is convening on 3923 kHz. The amateur
station at the state EOC in Raleigh also was to be staffed as of
Thursday at noon.

In Georgia, SM Dot Fennell, KA4HHE, reports that the state SSB net
will meet on 3975 kHz.

In Virginia, SM Chris Wright, KD4TZN, reports that the state
emergency nets Alpha and Bravo will meet on 3910 kHz and 3947 kHz,

Hurricane Watch Net manager Jerry Herman, N3BDW, reports that the
net is activated on 14.325 MHz in coordination with the National
Hurricane Center station, W4EHW, in Miami as the storm approaches

Joe Schmidt, W4NKJ, coordinator, reports that National Hurricane
Center station W4EHW was active and accepting the meteoroligical
data from amateurs within 300 miles of the storm center, including
measured wind speed as sustained for one minute, gust speed and
barometric pressure. Send information with time and origin of report
to,, via the Hurricane
Watch Net or other nets.

Amateurs are advised to monitor storm nets but to not transmit on
net frequencies unless directed to do so by net control stations.
Emergency traffic takes priority over health and welfare traffic.
Amateurs are advised to handle health and welfare messages
originating in the affected areas first. Amateurs are further
advised to refrain from sending inquiries into affected areas until
such time as amateurs in these areas have indicated their ability to
process them.