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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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North American Nets activating for Hurricane Harvey

As Hurricane Harvey approaches the Texas coast in the USA, various nets are activating as part of the emergency response. In addition to tropical and hurricane-force winds along the Texas coast and further inland, the main concern with this storm … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon in Philippines South East

Super Typhoon in Philippines southeast The alerts are out as a powerful late-season typhoon Nock-ten (Nina local name), with PARA activating the Ham Emergency Radio Operations (HERO) as it is to make landfall. Roberto Vicencio DU1VHY reports the effects are … Continue reading

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Earthquake hits Indonesia

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck Pidie Jaya in Aceh province, Indonesia, where dozens of buildings have collapsed and people feared trapped under rubble. Until now at least 26 people were killed. Indonesia’s meteorological agency said there was no risk … Continue reading

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