Thursday, September 01, 2005

Communications Networks Fail Disaster Area Residents

Article by Arshad Mohammed and Jonathan Krim (9/1/2005) pD01
Maybe these people don't know that local ham groups practice multiple times a year out in mobile units with generators and mobile rigs and antennas. It's purely voluntary -- they do it because they think it's important and they know they can help.

In fact, if you have an amateur radio license please volunteer. Here's more information from ARRL:
Hurricane Katrina Volunteer Signup Database Now Open (Aug 31, 2005) -- The Hurricane Katrina Disaster Communications Volunteer Registration & Message Traffic Database now is open. Site Administrator Joe Tomasone, AB2M, set up the database, and South Texas ARRL Section Emergency Coordinator Jerry Reimer, KK5CA, is handling volunteer coordination. This site is intended for Amateur Radio volunteers to sign up for communication support duty on behalf of Hurricane Katrina relief and recovery efforts in Louisiana and Mississippi. Full Story
(link courtesy of WB3DAJ via e-mail)



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Keep up the good work
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