to Remember September 11
52 ARLB052 From ARRL Headquarters
New York City
Amateur Radio Emergency Service/Radio Amateur Civil Emergency
Service (NYC ARES/RACES) members will observe the first anniversary
of the September 11 terrorist attacks that destroyed the World
Trade Center by activating to assist with the remembrance activities.
NYC ARES/RACES will provide communications support to various
agencies during commemorative services and events. In addition,
ARRL President Jim Haynie, W5JBP, has been invited to address
a global repeater linkup the evening of September 11. And, special
event stations are set to be on the air from New York City and
from Washington, DC, to commemorate the occasion.
Some 30 NYC
ARES/RACES members will be deployed across the Greater New York
City area to support the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army,
the New York City Office of Emergency Management and other agencies.
One year ago, ARES teams--most of them from New York City, Long
Island and New Jersey--supported the same agencies during the
response to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
ARRL New York
City District Emergency Coordinator and RACES Officer Charles
Hargrove, N2NOV, expressed heartfelt thanks to all amateurs
coming to NYC to help. "With the chance to train and practice
made even more available to the average ham these days, please
join your local ARES group and put into practice what you learn,"
he said. "Your community will thank you for it when the need
The NYC ARES/RACES
activation on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks will
honor the memories of the amateurs who lost their lives in the
collapse of the World Trade Center's twin towers and the other
Haynie is scheduled to address a massive repeater linkup that
hopes to span the globe. "I plan to thank all the hams who
spent thousands of hours volunteering their time on September
11," Haynie said. "They again demonstrated the power
of Amateur Radio in times of need." Haynie also said he wants
to again acknowledge the hundreds of supportive messages from
International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-societies that
arrived in the wake of the attacks.
called the Commemorative 9/11 Net, is being spearheaded by Len
Signoretti, N2LEN, of Brooklyn, New York. N2LEN's 440.050 MHz
(CTCSS 114.8 Hz) internet-linked repeater covers the Greater New
York City area. The linkup will rely on either EchoLink or eQSO
Internet software connections. Signoretti said his UHF machine
is used as a central hub to coordinate EchoLink and eQSO, so users
on each can communicate. The net will attempt to interconnect
repeaters in all 50 US states as well as in many other countries
around the world.
9/11 Net is scheduled to get under way at 8 PM Eastern Daylight
Time (0000z September 12) on EchoLink and eQSO servers and could
run as long as two hours. Haynie is scheduled to address the cyberspace
and RF-linked gathering at around 9 PM EDT.
NY6DX, has announced plans to operate special event station W2002WTC
starting at 0000z September 11. To comply with FCC rules, he will
append "W2002WTC" to his legally assigned call sign.
go to NY6DX.
K7DID, reports that special event station K4P will operate from
the Pentagon and other Washington, DC-area sites September 11
and 12. QSL with an SASE to K7DID, PO Box 70071, Washington, DC