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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX002 (1999)

ARLX002 Hurricane Watch Net, W4EHW get Outstanding Achievement Awards

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Special Bulletin 2  ARLX002
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 12, 1999
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX002 Hurricane Watch Net, W4EHW get Outstanding Achievement Awards

The Hurricane Watch Net and the operators of W4EHW at the National
Hurricane Center have been selected as 1999 recipients of the
National Hurricane Conference's Outstanding Achievement Award. The
awards committee cited the Net's outstanding efforts in providing
critical lifesaving information on hurricanes Georges and Mitch. The
award also recognizes the Net's 33 years of valuable service to
storm-threatened residents of the Caribbean and Central America.

The Outstanding Achievement Award to the 30 W4EHW operators comes on
the heels of Certificates of Commendation presented in late January
by National Hurricane Center Deputy Director Max Mayfield. ''The
operators of W4EHW are very proud and honored to receive this award
from the National Hurricane Conference,'' said W4EHW Amateur Radio
Coordinator John McHugh, KU4GY. ''This is a perfect example of how a
small group of dedicated volunteers can achieve great things.''

Hurricane Watch Net Manager Jerry Herman, N3BDW, congratulated net
members. ''This is a major award, and to the members of the Net, this
is your award,'' he said. ''You should be extremely proud to be
recognized for your accomplishments by such a prestigious group.''

The National Hurricane Conference is comprised, primarily, of
emergency management and meteorological professionals involved in
hurricane preparedness, response and mitigation.

The awards will be among several presented April 1 during the 21st
annual National Hurricane Conference meeting in Orlando.


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