Clarksville Tornado- January 1999- (or why ARES matters)
A few pics of the January 1999 tornado's aftermath- Click for full size images. Pictures courtesy of Rodney, KD4UEJ
If there was ever a time to realize what a valuable asset the Amateur Radio community can be, it was the January 1999 Tornado in Clarksville. Amateur Radio operators provided communications support to the disaster response response efforts for NINE DAYS while the normal infrastructure was restored. The CORE Group had not formed yet- but the germ of the idea that there was a better way to support the community was planted. Future CORE members involved in the response were Al, KA1FFO, Rodney, KD4UEJ, Terry, N5HOT, Hank, N3ORX, Jack, AA4TA (SK) and Hank III, KF4UXR.
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