Advisory: Requests for Information from the public and the press

Big Island ARRL News, 28 September 2017, 0250 UTC, Post #323.

Source:

Personal e-mail from Steve Ewald (WV1X), Supervisor, Field Organization Team.

Accessed on 28 September 2017, 0250 UTC.

Comment:

As the damage done by Hurricane Maria unfolds in Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean area, many radio amateurs are being contacted by the public and the news media for updates on relief efforts.  According to Steve Ewald (WV1X), there is an established protocol you should use when relaying media requests. Here is the full advisory statement from Steve:

Ewald, Steve, WV1X <wv1x@arrl.org>

11:10 AM (5 hours ago)
 to me

Hello, ARRL Field Organization member.

Here is an advisory regarding requests for information from the public and the press.    Thank you for your attention and help.

73,

 

Steve Ewald, WV1X

Supervisor, Field Organization Team

 

ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio®

860-594-0265

sewald@arrl.org

 

=========================================

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 athttps://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 newsmedia@arrl.org.  A system has been established at ARRL Headquarters to respond to press inquiries in a timely and accurate manner.

Please follow this protocol when you deal with the media.

For the latest Amateur Radio News and Information, please check the blog sidebars.  These news feeds are updated daily and weekly.

Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur Radio news items to kh6jrm@arrl.net at least two weeks prior to your event so I can notify our local print and broadcast media.

Opinions expressed in this blog are mine unless otherwise stated.

Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de

Russell Roberts (KH6JRM0

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.

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Amateur/Ham Radio, ARES, ARRL, Big Island ARRL News, Big Island of Hawaii ARRL info, Club Activities, Hawaii Island Amateur Radio Clubs
Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 157 other subscribers

  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2272 for Friday May 14, 2021 May 14, 2021
    - INDIAN HAMS ASSIST WITH SUPPLIES TO COVID PATIENTS - BRAZILIAN AMATEURS SEEK EQUIPMENT TAX EXEMPTION - DEBRIS FROM CHINESE ROCKET SCATTERS IN INDIAN OCEAN - PARKER PROBE EXPLORES SUN'S IMPACT ON VENUS' IONOSPHERE - NEW ZEALAND AMATEURS APPROVED FOR 60M OPERATION - RSGB ADDS RESOURCES FOR RADIATION MEASUREMENTS, OPERATOR EXAMS - 100 WATTS AND […]
    Kevin Trotman
  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2271 for Friday May 7, 2021 May 7, 2021
    - FRIEDRICHSHAFEN TRADE SHOW TO BE VIRTUAL - MICROWAVE ATTACKS REPORTED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. - SPECIAL EVENT RECALLS DOOMED US SUBMARINE - WIA PRESSES ACMA for GREATER SPECTRUM ACCESS - 'FENCE-TENNA' PROJECT GETS GOOD RECEPTION - NEW FORMAT UNVEILED FOR YOTA ONLINE - 'RADIO WATCH' STIRS INTEREST AT EARTH DAY EVENT - 'SHORTWAVE RADIOGRAM' MARKS […]
    Kevin Trotman
  • Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2270 for Friday April 30, 2021 April 30, 2021
    - WRTC POSTPONED UNTIL 2023 - SPECIAL RECOGNITION FOR YOUNGEST CONTESTERS - LAUNCH PLANNED FOR SATELLITE MADE OF WOOD - YOUNG RADIO FRIENDS SHARE EVERYTHING, INCLUDING AN HONOR - SMARTPHONES ANSWER THE CALL OF SOLAR STORMS - NETS OF NOTE: HAMS CHECK IN TO SHARE SOME 'CABIN FEVER' - NEWSLINE IN SEARCH OF 2021 YOUNG […]
    Kevin Trotman
  • Radio Frequency Interference Seminar Set for May 19 via Zoom May 14, 2021
    ARRL Laboratory Manager Ed Hare, W1RFI, hold a Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) seminar via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, at 2000 UTC. His 30-minute slide presentation offers an overview of politics, personalities, and technical issues involved in electromagnetic interference (EMI) control as well as causes and cures. A question-and-answer session will follow the slide presentation. […]
  • Wooden Satellite to Launch by Year’s End May 14, 2021
    The WISA Woodsat project, being sponsored by plywood supplier WISA in an unconventional PR initiative, is poised to place a wooden satellite into orbit by the end of the year. The idea is to test the suitability of treated wood as a low-cost and widely available material for space applications. The IARU posting for Woodsat […]
  • The K7RA Solar Update May 14, 2021
    Tad Cook, K7RA, Seattle, reports: Sunspot activity returned last Friday, May 7, and has held steady since. Average daily sunspot numbers rose from 11.9 to 21.1, and average daily solar flux was up 2.1 points to 74.3 for the reporting week ending May 12.Geomagnetic activity was quiet until Wednesday, May 12, when the planetary A […]
Latest Amateur Radio Posts
Blog Stats
  • 21,309 hits
Post Archives
%%footer%%