Reminder for Radio Amateurs Traveling to Hurricane Stricken Areas

As requests are received asking for Amateurs to travel to the areas
affected by Hurricane Irma, ARRL officials are reminded that to be
covered under the Volunteer Protection Act or the MOU with the American
Red Cross, the requests for volunteers must be submitted through the
established ARRL/ARES channels.
Volunteers wishing to offer their services in disaster relief need to go
through the proper established channels.
Any self-deployment or requests made outside of the established channels
are not covered under ARRL’s agreements and may not be subject to the
provisions of the Volunteer Protection Act.

Dan Henderson, N1ND
Assistant Secretary, the American Radio Relay League, Inc.
Regulatory Information Manager
ARRL – the national association for Amateur Radio
Phone: 860-594-0236

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