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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB071 (1998)

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ARLB071 South Texas hams brace for Tropical Storm Frances

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ARRL Bulletin 71  ARLB071
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  September 11, 1998
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLB071 South Texas hams brace for Tropical Storm Frances

Hams in South Texas have activated HF emergency nets on 40 and 75
meters as Tropical Storm Frances hit the Texas coast from the Gulf
of Mexico early Friday.  The storm, which is not expected to become
a hurricane, is packing 65 mph winds.  Torrential rain and high
tides caused flooding in coastal areas and damaged beachfront homes.
Residents of some coastal areas had to evacuate.

ARES has activated 7.285 and 3.873 MHz for daytime and nighttime
emergency traffic, respectively, and 7.290 and 3.935 MHz for daytime
and nighttime health-and-welfare traffic, respectively.

South Texas Section Manager Ray Taylor, N5NAV, has asked the FCC to
declare a communications emergency to keep the net frequencies clear
for the next few days.

Taylor reports one person has died as a result of the storm.
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