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FEMA, American Radio Relay League leaders discuss importance of ham radio during disasters

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FEMA and Amateur Radio proponents pose for photo with National Response Coordination Center as a backdrop.
Washington, D.C., March 21, 2013 -- FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate (second from right) and Ted Okada, FEMA's chief technology officer (far right), met with the American Radio Relay League, at FEMA's Washington headquarters. The ARRL, a national association for Amateur Radio, discussed several topics, including the contributions amateur radio, also known as ham radio, can make during times of disaster. Other meeting participants include Christopher Imlay [W3KD], ARRL general counsel (left); David Sumner [K1ZZ], ARRL chief executive officer; Mike Corey, AARL emergency preparedness and response manager [W5MPC], and Kay Craigie [N3KN], ARRL president. - Location: Washington, DC
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