OT: Amateur Radio: Shuttle Columbia commemorative special event

From the ARRL Bulletin:
Shuttle Columbia commemorative special event set.
The Nacogdoches Amateur Radio Club (NARC) in Texas will mark the first
anniversary of the shuttle Columbia disaster February 1 with a daylong special event operation from W5NAC. The club says the operation will honor the lost Columbia astronauts, recovery workers and volunteers and agencies involved in the debris recovery effort. More than 350 Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES) and Deep East Texas SKYWARN volunteers assisted with the shuttle recovery effort by providing the other responding agencies with a unified radio communication system as well as providing up-to-the-minute weather information. "The amateur radio community really came together to serve during that time," commented NARC President Kent Tannery, KD5SHM. "That is what we train to do." Tannery said the special event is the club's way of showing respect to all of the volunteers and especially the Columbia crew members and their families. Details are available on the NARC Web site <http://www.andersoft.com/narc .
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