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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX043 (1995)

ARLX043 Oklahoma hams lauded
QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 43  ARLX043
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 15, 1995
To all radio amateurs 
ARLX043 Oklahoma hams lauded
Oklahoma Senator Don Nickles has entered into the Congressional
Record a tribute to volunteers who helped in the aftermath of the
April bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City,
including Amateur Radio operators.
Citing an ''outpouring of love, selfless effort, and resources,''
Nickles said the community is ''indebted to those volunteers who
created (a) silver lining'' to the dark cloud of the tragedy.
''Specifically,'' Nickles said, ''Amateur Radio operators provided an
essential service to rescue operations.  Within minutes of the
attack, operators were on the scene providing an emergency
communication network that allowed for the organization of supplies
as well as firemen, policemen, and rescue crews from countless
''Their contribution of 360 hours of service was made possible by
donations from electronics companies such as the Oklahoma Community
(Communications) Center,'' Nickles said.
Sen Nickles's remarks were published in the August 11, 1995,
Congressional Record, thanks in part to the efforts of ARRL Oklahoma
Public Information Coordinator Thomas M. Webb, WA9AFM.   An article
by Webb about Amateur Radio's role in this matter appears in
September QST.
Also helping, in Washington, was George Stephens, WB3DAC, who is on
the staff of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, of which Sen
Nickles is chairman.  (Stephens also is president of the Capital
Hill Amateur Radio Society, W3USS.)