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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX017 (1996)

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ARLX017 Hurricane Bertha Update 2

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Special Bulletin 17  ARLX017
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  July 12, 1996
To all radio amateurs

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ARLX017 Hurricane Bertha Update 2

As of 0800 EDT Friday, July 12, 1996, Hurricane Bertha was about 140
miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina.  Landfall is presently
expected to be between Southport and Wilmington, North Carolina,
later today.

ARES teams in North Carolina are operating from the State Emergency
Operations Centers.  The main North Carolina HF emergency net
frequency is the Tar Heel Emergency Net is on 3923 kHz.

The Virginia ARES/RACES teams are expected to be activated today as
well.  The Virginia Emergency Net, Alpha on 3910 kHz will be
handling emergency-related traffic on HF.

The Hurricane Watch Net on 14.325 MHz is also activated.  Radio
amateurs are requested not to transmit on these frequencies unless
directed to do so by net control stations.
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