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Emergency Comms Activities in Region 1 – Oct 13/14.

October 13/14 is a busy weekend in IARU Region 1 with two major exercises and at least one emergency happening. In Oman Younis A41MA reports that as Tropical Storm Luban heads towards Oman and Yemen the National Committee of Civil … Continue reading

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Cuba – Hurricane Michael

In preparation for the effects of Hurricane Michael on Cuba, the Cuban Federation of Radio Amateurs are activating their emergency nets on the 40 and 80 meter bands. Frequencies in use until further notice will be 40 meters primary 7110 … Continue reading

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Indonesian Earthquakes and Tsunami

A sequence of earthquakes and a tsunami in the Indonesian areas of Donggala and Palu on 28th September have left hundreds of people dead and many more injured. Dani Halim, YB2TJV, as the new IARU R3 Disaster Communication Coordinator reports, … Continue reading

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Hawaii Hurricane ‘Lane’ and event updates

Hurricane ‘Lane’ is affecting Hawaii with heavy rainfall of nearly 1 meter forecast along with high tides caused by the storm surge. Combined, these effects are already causing significant flooding in the area. The following frequencies have been advised in … Continue reading

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Venezuela Earthquake activation

On August 21, 2018, at 21:31:40 UTC, an earthquake of 6.9 Richter, on the coasts of Venezuela was reported. Karl Hleftschar, YV5YA, National Director of the National Emergency Network of the Radio Club Venezolano, reported that the YV5RNE Network is … Continue reading

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Amateur Radio responds to flooding in Kerala, India

  Jayu VU2JAU reports that Radio Amateurs in the Indian state of Kerala are actively responding to this disaster. Flooding caused by monsoon rains and overflowing dams has currently killed over 300 people and left over 300,000 evacuated to relief … Continue reading

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Indonesia – Lombok Earthquake

As Radio Amateurs in Indonesia respond for the second time to an Earthquake in the Lombok area, please take care to avoid causing QRM to their activities on 7.110MHz and emergency activities on satellite IO-86. The second powerful earthquake inthe … Continue reading

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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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