MARS HF Net Participants Aid in Response to Fatal Maritime Disaster

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MARS HF Net Participants Aid in Response to Fatal Maritime Disaster

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On July 6, an evening Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS) HF practice net in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 2 (New York and New Jersey) was interrupted by several “mayday” distress calls on the channel, which is shared with the maritime service. Net control station Ron Tomo, KE2UK, immediately halted training and attempted (without success) to establish radio communic...

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