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Disaster Recovery Assistance

When bad things happen, it is good to know where you can turn for quick assistance. Here are some resources. (If you do not have a generatoe, you might want to print this page and keep it handy.)


FCC: the Disaster Information Reporting System. This site is for communications providers, broadcasters, and others to report problems and status. Assistance in arranging for STA's is available.

http://transition.fcc.gov/pshs/services/cip/dirs/dirs.html   or call the FCC 24/7 Operations Center at: 202-418-1122

FAA: The number to call for reporting tower beacon and side-light outages: 1-877-487-6867
(Be sure to get the NOTAM number and call and report when the lights are restored!) 


Nautel emergency service is at: 877-628-8353. Main number 877-662-8835


Telos/Omnia/Axia has announced a special service for stations which suffer major losses from floods, tornados - or any other disaster.

A 24-7 Natural Disaster Priority Service line has been set up, designed to facilitate the fastest possible equipment delivery to restore a primary site, enhance a backup site, or to help with studio-transmitter links. Installation help is also available.

If you are a disaster victim, you can phone 216-622-0247 at any. Personnel are trained in rapid shipment and will coordinate logistics while you can focus on other problems.



On-Site Technical Help: in addition to help from manufacturers, many of the contract engineers listed on the BDR can help you out in an emergency with on-site response or advice by phone. Check them out under "Services," "Contract Engineering."  A direct link is here.



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