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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX007 (1995)

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ARLX007 Help the Special Olympics
 
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Special Bulletin 7  ARLX007
>From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  January 27, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
 
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ARLX007 Help the Special Olympics
 
Amateur Radio will play an important role in the 1995 Special
Olympics World Games this summer and amateurs around the world are
asked to help.
 
The World Games, to be held June 28 to July 9 in New Haven,
Connecticut, are expected to draw more than 10,000 athletes and
their delegations from 140 countries, in addition to 45,000
volunteers, and perhaps hundreds of thousands of spectators and many
celebrities.
 
Brian Battles, WS1O, Amateur Radio Liaison for the event, said ''This
is likely to be one of the largest public service communication
support opportunities most US amateurs will ever see.''
 
Battles said amateurs will help by operating a special-event
station, W1SO (for Special Olympics), originating free radiogram
greeting traffic on behalf of Special Athletes and spectators, and
in other areas as needed.
 
All amateurs in Connecticut and nearby are invited to assist, and
hams outside Connecticut are asked to be prepared to relay and
deliver National Traffic System radiograms, and to make contacts
with W1SO.
 
For more information, send mail to Brian Battles, in care of ARRL
HQ, via packet to WS1OW1EDH.CT.USA.NOAM, or via e-mail to
bbattlesarrl.org.
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