[TCRA] Ham radio operators to the rescue after Katrina

Al & Joan Campos @ QSLUSA alcampos at ameritech.net
Thu Sep 15 12:45:42 CDT 2005

Well I guess I could share my little story about Katrina. I was reading my E-mail on Sept. 2nd and found one from my attorney asking if I could help with my short wave radio. His uncle of 82 years was trapped in his attic with his family and no way to get out. The following is his E-mail to me:
From:"Michael S. Maistelman" <msmlaw at execpc.com>  View Contact Details To:kb9pvc at arrl.netSubject:can you use your Short Wave Radio to try to get these people help in New Orleans, LouisianaDate:Thu, 1 Sep 2005 23:14:23 -0500 [input]   [input]   [input]   [input]  

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Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:22 pm    Post subject: Relatives are Trapped in Attic


*********NEED RESCUE******** 

I have an Uncle (age 82) and Family that are trapped in their attic and are running out of supplies and need Medication. Their Address is 3129 Ponce De Leon. 

They have no way to get out of the attic and need help

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Attorney Michael S. Maistelman 

3127 W. Wisconsin Avenue 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53208-3957 


414-271-1884 (fax)

414-333-9700 (cell) 

msmlaw at execpc.com 


Confidentiality Notice: This electronic mail transmission may contain legally privileged and/or confidential information. Do not read this if you are not the person(s) named. Any use, distribution, copying, or disclosure by any other person is strictly prohibited. If you received this transmission in error, please notify the sender by telephone 414.908.4254 or send an electronic mail message to msmlaw at execpc.com and destroy the original transmission and its attachments without reading or saving in any manner


So I did what any Amateur Radio Operator would do and I turned my beam to the south and called on one of the 20m emergency freq's to get them some assistance. An Amateur Radio Operator in LA did reply and called LA State Police to deliver the information and get help to them. It's my understanding his family are all doing fine.



PS: Just one note on my end: it's a good thing to have a Jewish Attorney on your side when you need help and willing to work for free as a result!


AL Campos



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