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Earthquake net frequencies – 7045, 3720 kHz – Please keep clear
From the CQ / WorldRadio Online Newsroom
All radio amateurs are requested to keep 7045 kHz and 3720 kHz clear for
possible emergency traffic related to today’s major earthquake in Haiti.
International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region II Area C Emergency
Coordinator Arnie Coro, CO2KK, reports that as of 0245 UTC on January
13, nothing had been heard from radio amateurs in Haiti, but that the
above frequencies were being kept active in case any Haitian hams manage
to get on the air, and in case of other related events in surrounding
areas, including aftershocks and a possible tsunami.
The following is from an e-mail from CO2KK:
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
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 meters.
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
Following the advice of the geophysicists, we are keeping the 7045 and
3720 kiloHertz frequencies active until further notice.