Cuba hurricane Michael
Date: october 9, 2018
Time: 16:00 UTC
Van: Prof. Arnaldo Coro Antich
IARU Region II Area C Emergency Coordinator
Betreft: Activering van Cuba-noodnetten door orkaan Michael
Zojuist een verzoek ontvangen van Dr. Carlos A. Santamaría, National
Noodcoördinator van de Cubaanse Federatie van Radio Amateurs om te slagen
informatie over de activering van de noodnetten op de 40
en 80 meter vanwege de impact op ons gebied van orkaan Michael.
Frequenties die in gebruik zijn tot nader order
40 meter primaire 7110 kiloHertz
40 meter secundair 7120 kiloHertz
80 meter primaire 3740 kiloHertz
80 meter secundair 3720 kilo Hertz
Er wordt verwacht dat SSB-spraak- en digitale modi gebruikt wordt.
bedankt voor uw medewerking
Prof. Arnaldo Coro Antich
IARU-regio II Gebied C
Date: september 29, 2018
Time: 08:00 UTC
Dear all IARU R3 mailing list members,
Introduce my name Dani Halim, YB2TJV, as IARU R3 Disaster Communication Coordinator, allow me to provide information and updates from the Earthquake in Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi Province.
As it happened, the earthquake at magnitude 7.7 MMI, which was later corrected by the Indonesian Meteorology and Geysical Agency, has occurred on Friday September 28 at 17:02 Local Time (11:02 am UTC), which also caused tsunami waves and hit Donggala and Palu.
Electricity, Cellular and all communication facilities at the location are cut off.
From the Luwuk Disaster Management Agency located 700 km from the epicenter of the Earthquake, we began communicating with YD8MII and YC8OBM, which informed that landslides occurred in the land lane and all communication access was cut off.
The Orari Center immediately establishes Emergency Freitas for Palu earthquakes at 7,110 MHz and activates the Lapan-Orari IO-86 satellite as a back up.
Many photos and videos circulating on social media, show the enormity of the earthquake.
From last night we waited to be able to communicate with YB8NT and YB8PR in Palu, using a mobile station.
At this time for the emergency station YB8NT communicates at 7,065 MHz due to the propagation factor at 7.110 MHz which is full of QRM.
With this email, we request all networks on IARU R3, for Orari to use emergency frequency at 7.110 MHz and 7.065 MHz to keep clear.
This earthquake is could be worst than in Lombok in the end of last August.
We will keep update.
lets keep up a good works
73, Dani YB2TJV
Date: august 22, 2018
Time: 07:00 UTC
Today, August 21, 2018, at 21:31:40 UTC, an earthquake of 6.9 Richter, on the coasts of Venezuela, has been reported.
Karl Hleftschar, YV5YA, National Director of the National Emergency Network of the Radio Club Venezolano, reported that the YV5RNE Network is active on the 7088 kHz frequency.
Jose Rafael Gomez, YV1GEC, who lives in the Isla de Margarita, Venezuela; He commented that the earthquake felt strong, and until now, there has been no interruption of the electric power, or interruption of the gas service.
Roberto Rey, HK3CW, President of La Liga Colombiana de Radio Amadores, reported that in Colombia, "he felt even in Bogota ... very prolonged."
It is requested to keep the frequency 7088 kHz, and close free of interference.
Date: august 19, 2018
Time: 11:30 UTC
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 camps.
They are using HF and VHF for both local and wide area communication between the Senior District Adminstrators and many of their local offices. Stations are working 24 hours a day on 7110kHz and 145.5MHz as well as a local 2m repeater at Idukki. The stations are involved in passing messages assisting the administration in running the evacuation, such as organising food, water, medicines etc..
The preparedness of Amateur Radio has been demonstrated to the State Disaster Management Authorities and Local Adminstrations before and is now being put to good use.
Many radio amateurs in the area ( too many callsigns to list here ) are already active and many more are ready to assist. Stations outside India are asked to help by avoiding QRM to their operations.