TO: ALL WOOD COUNTY ARES MEMBERS (OFFICIAL)
ALL ARES AND NON-ARES AMATEURS ANYWHERE (INFORMATION)
FROM: KEN HARRIS WA8LLM ARRL DISTRICT 3
EMERGENCY COORDINATOR WOOD COUNTY EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS INC.
WOOD COUNTY ARES BULLETIN NR 20.32 DATE: August 9, 2020
SUBJECT: WHO CAN I CALL?
While operating at some kind of an event, talking on a radio, have you ever had some one stop and ask you who they can contact to get involved in Amateur Radio? What do you tell them? Where do you tell them to go to get started into Amateur Radio.
The obvious place would be to have them contact the ARRL (American Radio Relay League), but most of them may want to talk to someone in the area they are from. One suggestion would be to have them call their local American Red Cross. If there is an active Amateur Radio Club in the area, it may already be working with the Red Cross. The Red Cross should be able to put them in contact with someone in the club.
Another way is to have them contact their local law enforcement agency or Emergency Services, a club may be working with them, or they may know some of the Amateur Radio operators in the area. If they seem to be very interested in getting involved in Amateur Radio, talk to them about Amateur Radio, and invite them to your club or groups meetings.
You may end up having a new member who is interested in helping.
Ken Harris WA8LLM
Wood County WV