|The Comm Room||
The mission of the RACES is basically to provide needed communications in emergencies for the government that sponsors the RACES unit. Its communications are governmental in nature, that is between government units and not third party health and welfare messages --- although it may be used for liaison from government to non-government disaster relief organizations.
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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