On June 28, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation thanking the county’s amateur radio operators involved with disaster communication and declaring "Amateur Radio Month" in Los Angeles County. This proclamation was issued to the American Radio Relay League on behalf of all ham operators (whether ARRL members or not) operating at County, City, ARRL, or other levels who volunteer their time and expertise to provide disaster communication. I represented both the ARRL and L.A. County DCS at this Board of Supervisors meeting in the Hall of Administration and briefly spoke about amateur radio’s use in disaster communication. Accepting the proclamation with me in these photos were: Marty Woll, N6VI, ARRL Southwestern Division Vice Director and Training Officer for the City of Los Angeles Fire Department Auxiliary Communication Service; and Dr. Kate Hutton, K6HTN, retired Caltech seismologist and earthquake authority who now oversees the ARRL’s Los Angeles Section National Traffic System hub. Wearing the red jacket is Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl (3rd District) who sponsored and presented this wonderful proclamation on behalf of all the Supervisors. DCS Staff 1 Sgt. Jose Garcia was in the audience during this presentation. Thank you to every DCS member for your service and commitment–this proclamation is dedicated to all of us and our compatriots in other official disaster amateur radio groups throughout Los Angeles County.
Diana Feinberg, Staff 60