Special Bulletin: Update on Tropical Storm Isaias Damage at ARRL HQ

I received the following from ARRL Interim CEO Barry Shelley, N1VXY this
morning regarding how ARRL HQ fared in the hurricane/tropical storm of
yesterday:

Good morning.

Tropical Storm Isaias blew through CT yesterday leaving over 700,000
homes without power which will take days, possibly more than a week in
some cases, to recover. This is certainly a setback to the 50% of the HQ
staff that is working remotely and we’ll try to continue operations as
best as possible. HQ has power and Internet connection this morning.

Damage to the HQ property appears to be mostly small limbs downed from
the trees except one very large branch that came off a tree back by the
loading dock. Surprisingly, Joe Carcia reports no serious visible damage
to the W1AW towers or antennas. There was some minor damage to the W1HQ
160 meter dipole hung in the trees on the back of the building that
should easily be repaired. We haven’t been able to get on the roof
this morning but there doesn’t appear to be any significant damage to
the W1HQ array on the roof.

Also, work on the front part of the HQ building roof continued this
morning.

We’re still assessing the situation and if there is anything serious
that arises, I will let you know.

73,

Barry, N1VXY
Interim CEO, ARRL


ARRL Northwestern Division
Director: Michael T Ritz, W7VO
w7vo@arrl.org

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