W5OV, KC8YST and K3LR from DX Engineering worked last night (7 Sept) to get
six IC-7300s overnight shipped to the ARRL – these radios will be used to
help Irma communications efforts. The ARRL Section Manager from the US
Virgin Islands called K3LR last night to ask for help. If you know anyone
that might be able to volunteer (see below) – please let K3LR know (
K3LR@K3LR.com )
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Subject: Info from ARRL US Virgin Island Section Manager
Importance: High

IMPORTANT – From my long phone call last night with NP2X, Fred has asked me to assemble a list of possible volunteers to assist NP2X (ARRL Section Manager) with communications in the US Virgin Islands. Volunteers MUST be in good physical health, able to pay for your travel, be away from home and work for an undetermined period of time and be able to work in hot humid temperatures for long periods.

Volunteers MUST have completed Core ICS classes 100, 200, 700 and 800 – there is no exception.

I am assembling a list ONLY at this time – no other details are known yet. The volunteer list is no guarantee that you will ultimately be deployed. Please contact K3LR (K3LR@K3LR.com) – if you can volunteer and I will notify NP2X directly.

US Coast Guard Video out lining some of the damage to USVI:

START OF RELAY EMAIL FROM FRED NP2X this morning:

All good on St. Croix. Minimal damage on island. Towers and house at NP2X OK. One ham on St. John peered from his bunker at the height of the storm and described it as a ‘salad shooter’.

St. Croix ARC currently passing safety of life traffic from St. Thomas and St. John and supporting Territorial and Federal partners. We have a MASSIVE Federal response here. Say a prayer for people in STT and STX.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do not send NP2X any incoming health and welfare traffic. Direct all H&W traffic to http://www.redcross.org/safeandsound

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE do NOT respond to NP2X.

Very 73,
Fred, K9VV / NP2X
ARRL Section Manager
Section Emergency Coordinator
US Virgin Islands