Help needed to reach a family in Puerto Rico

Big Island ARRL News, 24 September 2017, 0415 UTC, Post #319.

Source:

E-mail from Stacy Hollbrook (KH6OWL), ARRL Public Information Officer-Honolulu.

Accessed on 24 September 2017, 0415 UTC.

Puerto Rico has suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Maria.  The commonwealth has virtually no electricity, fresh water, and island communications, except for radio amateurs operating from emergency power and temporary antennas.  A few commercial radio stations are on the air.  Hawaii residents who have family in Puerto Rico are asking for help in contacting their relatives, since most normal channels of communication are unreliable at best. This is where the Hawaii amateur radio community can render a valuable humanitarian service.

I’ve just received an e-mail from Stacy Holbrook (KH6OWL) outlining the situation and how you can help our friends in Puerto Rico.  Here’s the full text of Stacy’s email:

 

— On Sat, 9/23/17, Darren Holbrook <handymanowl@gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Darren Holbrook <handymanowl@gmail.com>
> Subject: Request for help form a Maui person looking for family in Puerto Rico
> To: @
> Date: Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:53 AM
> Aloha
>
> I received this request for help this morning from the
> ARRL Pacific Section Facebook page that we manage. See my
> response below but if you know of some other way or have
> army mars contact with ACMFMM/T, that is what she has in her
> email, then that may help her as well. Please let me know if
> you have other contacts we can provide to this person
> requesting our help.
>
> ——————————————————————————————
> Hi my name is Lucian Ortiz. I am from Puerto Rico but I live
> in Maui.
> I’m trying to reach my family in Puerto Rico I don’t
> know nothing about
> them since the hurricane and I’m trying to find any way
> possible to see
> if they are doing ok. My husband’s uncle Miguel A.
> Melendez give him
> this information before the hurricane
> armymars ACM4MM/TMiguel
> MelendezBo Asomante Aibonito, Puerto
> Rico
> If there is a way that you can help us to find
> out if they are ok we will deeply appreciate. Thank
> you!——————————————————————————————–My
> response was this:
> Aloha,
>
> I am sorry that you have family that have been
> impacted. We will try to point in in the right directions.
>
> If
>  you go to the below website and fill out the information
> and a amateur
> radio operator will try to deliver a radiogram and then if
> it is
> delivered they can send you a reply if your family member so
> desires. As
>  you can imagine they are very busy with traffic messages so
> it could
> take a while.
>
> No
> compensation can be accepted by a “ham” operator.
>
http://k4gso.us/radiogram/
>
https://oahuarrlnews.
wordpress.com/2017/09/21/send-
> a-radiogram-to-someone-in-the- disaster-area-including-
> mexico/
> Please let me know if we can be of further
> assistance.
>
> ————————-
>
> StacyKH6OWL–
> Stacy
> KH6OWL
> ARRL Public Information Officer – Honolulu
https://www.facebook.com/Hawaii-ARRL-319960095044617/
https://oahuarrlnews.wordpress.com/
https://twitter.com/PAC_SECTION

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Coordinator

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amateur (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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