Superstorm Sandy — Public Relations And You

ARRL PR logoPublic Information Coordinator Bob Salow, WA1IDA writes:

Hurricane Sandy has blown by now, leaving destruction and pain behind in parts of the Eastern Massachusetts Section. Hams are known to have supported much of the preparation, duration and recovery, but how did the general public get to know this?

Such news gets to us hams and we revel in the participation (even if it is standing at alert) of fellow hams. Was the rest of the population made aware of our service?

If you know that ham activity associated with this storm was covered on TV, radio, online, in newspapers, or any of the public media, please send a message to the Section Public Information Coordinator (PIC), Bob Salow, WA1IDA, at wa1ida AT arrl DOT net. If possible, include links or copies of such publicity. If press releases had been sent (a wise move), and actually used in informing the public, make a note of this.

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