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At critiques hams occasionally contend they are "communication experts" and shouldn't provide other work. That viewpoint has its merit, and points to some possibilities worth considering. Certainly, being asked to be a "go-fer" is below our ability and is taken advantage of in on occasion.
CA State OES began the Bulletins in the early 1950's to assist agencies and radio operators to become more familiar with RACES. They were issued periodically until 1985, at which time they began to be issued weekly over voice and digital radio systems of Amateur Radio and in print. Originally intended for California, increased demand, and a 1988 request by the ARRL for national distribution, led to their eventual worldwide distribution.
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