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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB057 (2002)

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ARLB057 FCC expands Gulf Coast communications emergency

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ARRL Bulletin 57  ARLB057
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 25, 2002
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB057 FCC expands Gulf Coast communications emergency

The FCC has expanded a general communications emergency to include
Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida, which are
threatened by Tropical Storm Isidore. Invoking Section 97.401, the
FCC issued a revised declaration that requires amateurs to refrain
from using 3873 and 3965 kHz during hours of darkness and 7247 and
7285 kHz during hours of daylight.

All frequencies are to be protected plus or minus 3 kHz unless
amateurs are taking part in the handling of emergency traffic. The
FCC said the communications emergency is effective immediately and
will remain in place until rescinded. The declaration could be in
place for as long as 14 days, the FCC said.

Mississippi Section Manager Malcolm Keown, W5XX, and Alabama SM Bill
Cleveland, KR4TZ, requested that the FCC protect the net frequencies
from interference in the event severe weather strikes.

After passing over the western tip of Cuba and the Yucatan Peninsula
of Mexico, Isidore--now a tropical storm--is headed for the US Gulf
Coast.

For additional information, see ''Hurricane Watch Net, W4EHW,
Reactivating'' http://www.arrl.org/news/stories/2002/09/25/1/ .
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