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Welfare Traffic to Dominica/Puerto Rico

The following update has been received from Jeff 9Y4J via Cesar Pio Santos HR2P the IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator concerning the relief efforts in Dominica, with specific reference to Telecommunications. 1. An emergency operating centre was activated using … Continue reading

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Caribbean and Mexico disasters – Update 3

The 7.1 earthquake in Mexico that downed many buildings and killed more than 250, plus Hurricane Maria that swept through a number of Caribbean nations, have kept emergency communications frequencies busy with coordination and traffic. Networks not in the affected … Continue reading

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Caribbean and Mexico Disasters Update 2

Hurricane Maria continues to affect the Caribbean with Puerto Rico the latest to be affected losing power and many cellular phone stations. The SATERN net is operating on 14.265MHz with a bilingual (Spanish/English) operators looking for any messages out of … Continue reading

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Caribbean and Mexico Disasters Update

Two updates have been received about the use of Amateur radio in response to Hurricane Maria and the Earthquake which hit Mexico. XE2O of FMRE in Mexico reports that they are maintaining an Emergency Network on 7060 kHz with the … Continue reading

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Emergency Net for Earthquake in Central Mexico

Emergency Net for Earthquake in Central Mexico Following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on Tuesday the IARU member society, Federacion Mexicana de Radio Experimentadores or FMRE, had its National Emergency Net activated. This is on 7.060 MHz, 3.690 MHz and 14.120 … Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria affecting the Carribean

Hurricane Maria is moving through areas still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma just weeks ago and has been reassessed as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane. Amateur Radio groups are preparing for this next storm and the Caribbean Emergency … Continue reading

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Carribean Emergency Response – Update

Hurricane Irma is currently progressing through the USA state of Florida and Hurricane Jose is still threatening the Carribean. At the same time Mexico is still dealing with the after effects of the Earthquake which affected that country earlier this … Continue reading

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Mexico Emergency Frequencies

The National Emergency Network of the Mexican National Society (FMRE) declared on 8th September that they would be using the following frequencies as they prepared for the arrival of Hurricane Katia. With the magnitude 8.1 Earthquake hitting Mexico at 0449UTC … Continue reading

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Caribbean Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is getting widespread news coverage and will affect many countried in the Carribean. There are the usual American nets set up to gather information on the storm on 14.265 and 14.325MHz. Cesar Pio Santos, HR2P Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator … Continue reading

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Finland Emergency Communications Exercise 25-28 August

A National voluntary rescue service (Vapepa) exercise is being held in Finland this weekend ( 25-27 Aug ) , with the most activity taking place on Saturday. Radio amateurs will serve in local/regional exercises providing VHF Emergency communications on 6m, … Continue reading

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