The tropical storm Crising menacing The Philippines archipelago has activated
the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) with 7.095 MHz and local nets
handling urgent traffic.
The Philippine Amateur Radio Association (PARA) Vice Chief Operating Officer,
Ramon J. Anquilan DU1UGZ has asked that a priority be given to emergency
All efforts are being made to have amateur radio ready in the likely affected
areas. The ARES Chairman, Jojo Vicencio DU1VHY is due in Bohol and should
have more updates at least on the ground situation in Cebu, Bohol, Negros
FARE8, in the capital city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dipolog City, is monitoring
the river that cuts across the city in case it overflows as it did the last
typhoon, so that early flood warnings may be relayed.
The PARA-affiliated club works closely with the City Disaster and Risk Management
On standby for the nets are HEROs Roy DU8BQI, ARES Co-Chair Panny Quintana
DU1EQ, FARE8 President Marlu DV8WX, Gene DU1RNA, Thelma DU1IVT, Alvin, DU1AJ/7,
Nathan DU5AOK, NORAD7 President Roy DU7DDJ, and Ramon DU1UGZ.
– Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.