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FALMOUTH PROCLAIMS, JUNE 19-25, 2017 AS AMATEUR RADIO WEEK

posted Jun 21, 2017, 2:28 PM by L Gray   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 2:31 PM ]

PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS Amateur radio operators are celebrating over a century of radio,
and the Falmouth Amateur Radio Association (FARA) is celebrating more
than 85 years; and

WHEREAS Amateur radio has provided, and continues to provide, a bridge
between peoples, societies and countries by creating friendships and
sharing ideas worldwide; and

WHEREAS Amateur radio operators have provided countless hours of
community services in emergencies and local organizations throughout
these decades; and

WHEREAS These amateur radio services are provided without compensation;
and

WHEREAS The Town recognizes the services FARA provides to our many
emergency response organizations, including the Falmouth Fire & Rescue
Department; and

WHEREAS FARA has further demonstrated their value in public assistance
by providing communications for local events such as the Falmouth Road
Race and the Cape Cod Marathon; and

WHEREAS The Town of Falmouth recognizes and appreciates the diligence of
these hams who also serve as weather spotters in the Skywarn program of
the United States’ Weather Bureau; and

WHEREAS The American Radio Relay League is the national organization for
Amateur Radio in the United States; and

WHEREAS The League’s Field Day exercise will take place on June 24-25,
2017, and is a 24hour emergency preparedness exercise and demonstration
of the radio amateurs’ skills and readiness to provide self supporting
communications without further infrastructure being required.
NOW, THEREFORE, WE Susan L. Moran, Megan English Braga, Doug Jones,
Samuel H. Patterson and Douglas C. Brown, as Selectmen of the Town of
Falmouth, by the authority vested in us, do hereby PROCLAIM,
JUNE 19-25, 2017 AS AMATEUR RADIO WEEK

IN WITNESS THEREOF, we have hereunto set our hand and caused the great
seal of the Town of Falmouth to be affixed.