Meldung vom 14. January 2010, 07:04 h UTC
Haiti-NotfunkBetreff: WG: [R1emcor] Haiti Earthquake - please keep frequencies clear.
Datum: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 10:27:26 +0100
Radio amateurs are requested to keep 7.045MHz and 3.720MHz clear for any
emergency traffic resulting from the Earthquake which struck Haiti on 12th
January 2010 in case any Haitian hams manage to get on the air, and in case
of other related events in surrounding areas, including aftershocks.
Arnie Coro, CO2KK, IARU-R2 Area C Emergency Coordinator calls reported at
0245 UTC that they haven't been able to communicate with any radio amateur
in Haiti but if there is presence from amateurs from other countries in the
area that also felt the tremor. We ask for your support to keep this
The following is from an e-mail from CO2KK posted to the CQ/WorldRadio
"A few minutes after the earthquake was felt in eastern Cuba's cities, the
Cuban Federation of Radio Amateurs Emergency Net was activated, with net
control stations CO8WM and CO8RP located in the city of Santiago de Cuba,
and in permanent contact with the National Seismology Center of Cuba located
in that city.
Stations in the city of Baracoa, in Guantanamo province, were also activated
immediately as the earth movements were felt even stronger there, due to its
proximity to Haiti. CO8AZ and CO8AW went on the air immediately , with
CM8WAL following. At the early phase of the emergency, the population of the
city of Baracoa was evacuated far away from the coast, as there was a
primary alert of a possible tsunami event or of a heavy wave trains sequence
impacting the coast line at the city's sea wall ...
Baracoa could not contact Santiago de Cuba stations on 40 meters due to long
skip after 5 PM local time, so several stations in western Cuba and one in
the US State of Florida provided relays. CO2KK, as IARU Region II Area C
Emergency Coordinator, helped to organize the nets , on 7045 kHz and also on
3720 kHz, while local nets in Santiago de Cuba and Baracoa operated on 2
As late as 9,45 PM local time 0245 UTC we have not been able to contact any
amateur or emergency services stations in Haiti.
Amateurs from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela were monitoring
the 40 meter band frequency, that I notified to the IARU Region II executive
Ramon Santoyo XE1KK as in use for the emergency, requesting that 7045 kHz be
kept as clear as possible ...
We are still keeping watch on 7045 kHz hoping that someone in Haiti may have
access to a transceiver and at least a car battery to run it.
All information that has so far come from the Cuban seismologists tell us of
a very intense earthquake, and also of the possibility of other events
Following the advice of the geophysicists, we are keeping the 7045 and 3720
kiloHertz frequencies active until further notice."
Information from Ramon Santoyo V, XE1KK, Jim Linton VE3PC and the CQ /
WorldRadio Online Newsroom
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator
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