New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service

PRESS RELEASE

New York City Radio Communications Team Prepares to Provide
Communications Support During COVID-19 Pandemic


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Point of contact:

Shelomo Alfassa
Public Information Officer
917-838-5832

NEW YORK, NY (March 22, 2020) The New York City Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Service (NYC-ARECS) is preparing to provide communications support in case lines go down or are saturated in support of official response agencies, medical facilities and non-governmental groups like the Red Cross or Salvation Army.

In an article on the NY City News Service website published today, the NYC-ARECS team continues to train it's members in on-the-air nets and training sessions to be ready to handle a varied range of messages formats and methods to get the message through using voice, picture and data modes.  As quoted in the article, NYC-ARECS President Charles Hargrove said "you have to have every single tool in your toolbox".

NYC-ARECS is an auxiliary emergency communications team made up of New York City based licensees of the Federal Communications Commission who specialize in emergency radio communications. Many members of NYC-ARECS were activated during the 9/11 attack, the New York City Blackout, Hurricane Sandy and other city-wide emergencies. Annually, the team works with charitable organizations to provide communication at various venues, as part of their extended mission. The over-arching mission of NYC-ARECS is to provide professional, timely, quality, and proficient auxiliary radio communications to both government and other organizations. Persons interested in learning more about how the organization can help their organization, or persons interested in joining, should write to: info@nyc-arecs.org.

 

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