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Radio Amateurs in CT Prepare to Help with Irma Relief Efforts:

from wfsb.com on September 8, 2017
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Radio Amateurs in CT Prepare to Help with Irma Relief Effort  
by WA1RNE on September 8, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
"Beyond communicating with one another, these operators can also contact the American Radio Relay League where people at headquarters can relay information to partners such as Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency."

Checking in with the ARRL??

No, for Texas they should be checking in with Texas Emergency Management officials via the Texas Department of Public Safety:

http://www.dps.texas.gov/dem/contact.htm
 
RE: Radio Amateurs in CT Prepare to Help with Irma Relief Ef  
by W1AMJ on September 8, 2017 Mail this to a friend!
Chris, you seem to be anti-ARRL for reasons of your own. Shared HF frequencies between government agencies and amateur radio is a good idea during disasters like this, and 60 meters provides wide area coverage, especially at night.
 
RE: Radio Amateurs in CT Prepare to Help with Irma Relief Ef  
by WA1RNE on September 9, 2017 Mail this to a friend!

No not reasons of my own. The nonsense the ARRL comes up with regarding emergency communications is well known by hams like myself who have been involved in EmComm for 40 years.

Over the past several years they even admitted so much in ARES training manuals:

"Don't just arrive on scene without checking in with Emergency Management officials."

That advice took many years to make it into ARRL procedures, but some of their news releases are still a lot of ham fluff.

Like the ARRL sending radio kits to the islands. How are they going to get there, via FedX? - no one is getting in or out.

Using 60 meters "in support of a response to Hurricane Irma".

What is that? Handling health and welfare traffic on (5) 100 watt PEP channels on 5 Mhz - priceless.
 
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