September 11, 2001 - Lest We Forget

WTC March 12, 2002

A Collection of Amateur Radio Related Articles

This article appeared in the November 2001 QST and is being used with permission from the ARRL; copyright ARRL.

9/11/01: "This Is Not a Test."

By Rick Lindquist, N1RL and Diane Ortiz, K2DO

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This article appeared in the April 2002 QST and is being used with permission from the ARRL; copyright ARRL.

"A Dedication to Emergency Service"

Compiled and Edited by Rick Lindquist, N1RL

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This article is reproduced with permission and appeared in the April 2002 issue of Mobile Radio Technology.

Sept. 11: Amateur Radio's Badge of Honor

by Roger Lesser

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Unsung Heroes

On September 4, 2004, BBC Radio 4 aired a documentary on Amateur Radio's involvement in providing communications after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. "Through moving interviews, sensitive use of ham radio transmissions and some harrowing accounts, the half-hour program 'Unsung Heroes' reveals the little-known story of the 9/11 ham radio operators who provided vital communication networks for the rescue agencies," the BBC program listing says. "Hams, often mocked for their obsessive hobby, believe that September 11th became Amateur Radio's finest hour. Stephen Evans, the BBC's North American Business Correspondent, witnessed the attacks that day and meets with ham operators who witnessed the terrorist attacks or lost friends and relatives on September 11th and still helped to support the search-and-rescue operation."

Mark Phillips, KC2ENI/G7LTT, says the program, produced by Kate Bissell, features N2NOV, KF2EO, KE2UN, AB2IZ, "and a whole host of others," including himself. It was recorded during the last week of June, 2004. The program is 26MB in size and is available in MP3 format on Phillips' Web site:, a high speed internet connection is recommended.

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The following are links to articles on the ARRL web site:

ARRL Receives Homeland Security Training Grant - Jul 18, 2002
Homeland Security Grant Training to Start September 1 - Aug 16, 2002
Amateurs "First of the First Responders" - Jun 24, 2003