Advisory: Requests for Information from the Public and the Press
Many individuals have loved ones in Puerto Rico and they are understandably hopeful that Amateur Radio operators can relay messages to them. As a result, some are contacting amateurs with requests to pass message traffic to the island.
At the same time, individual amateurs and clubs have reported that local press representatives have contacted them to request information about Amateur Radio involvement in Puerto Rico. This is likely to increase as word spreads in the national media about our activities.
For inquiries from the public, ARRL advises that these individuals should be informed that amateurs traveling to the island to support the American Red Cross effort will be tasked with handling outbound traffic only. With that in mind, members of the public should access the American Red Cross Safe and Well System online at https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php. Status information from friends and relatives in Puerto Rico will be entered into the system as it arrives from amateurs stationed there.
For press inquiries, please ask reporters to contact ARRL directly at email@example.com. A system has been established at ARRL Headquarters to respond to press inquiries in a timely and accurate manner.
Agenda for EmComm September 28,2017
- Review of Mutual Aid Communicator Levels III and II
- Review of ARES Skills Assessment submittals
- Cross band repeating basics
- Mandatory classes and certification
- Standard frequency list to be the first 20 channels on your handheld and Mobil
We will have a regular EmComm Business portion of the meeting as well. This should be a very interesting meeting and give you a chance to voice your feelings to which direction you would like to see our group proceed.
The meeting place is the Hinds Hospice Building at 2490 W. Shaw Ave. Fresno. The time is 19:00 hr. please arrive a little early for we have to be escorted in for this is a secured building.