Theft of Equipment

The following information from the ARRL

The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) North Valley Station (old Fire Station 77) was burglarized recently. The thieves broke into the radio room and took virtually everything including the lights. While they were careful in removing the radios — brackets and all — they chose to vandalize the room after they were done. LAPD has taken a report and processed the area for fingerprints. The list of stolen items is available. Area amateurs were asked to watch ham radio classified ads and inform the LAFD ACS if any of the listed items are shown. Serial numbers for all radios are available. The members will soon begin to raise funds to replace the equipment and to better secure the facility. Donations to LAFD ACS are being accepted and appreciated. – Dan Tomlinson, NR6V, Los Angeles City Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) Battalions 10 and 17 Communications Unit Leader [Thanks to Duane Mariotti, WB9RER, for forwarding this report to the ARES E-Letter –ed.]