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Indonesia/Lombok earthquake

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I have just received this report from Dan YB2TJV on the ORARI response to the latest Lombok Earthquake. I will post information to the website to get this wider publicity.

On behalf ORARI HQ, let me make a brief report due to the second massive earthquake that hits Lombok Island during this week, the second is stronger and worst, Shellshocked Indonesians on the resort island of Lombok began returning to their destroyed homes on Monday after a powerful earthquake killed at least 98 people and seriously injured more than 200 others

Many residents found their houses reduced to rubble after the magnitude 7.0 temblor on Sunday along the island’s northern coast, forcing them to erect makeshift tents in their own yards

The Orari of West Nusa Tenggara Region alrewady take an action to cover the celluler blank spot area lead by YB9KA and YB9GV, unfortunately the electricity was also blackout in all Lombok Area, there are 2 repeaters that shut down due to no power back up at that time, YB9KA and friends is effort to get a 70 A battery, to be installed, during the blackout in Lombok, Orari HQ, is ordered to ORARI Bali Island Region (the closest area) to back up the repeater from Kintamani, Bali Repeater and Karang Asem repeater (also in Bali) to be used for emcomm in Lombok.

Orari HQ has issued an official letter, to Orari the nearest region, to help both logistics and personnel to Lombok, and to determine the National Frequency for the Lombok Earthquake at 7.110 MHz for HF, VHF on 145,500 MHz Simplex and 147.00 MHz Duplex, and also activate ORARI Satellites LAPAN IO-86, to assist communication.

And the last information from YB0QA, the Operation and Technical Head of ORARI HQ, he is negotiating with one of the communication equipment agents to help with the communication equipment to support the rescue operation.

Update: The Indonesian Search And Rescue Council Central Java Region has sent a group of rescuer and vehicles, lead by YB2QC to join the National Rescue Operation in Lombok

At this time there are 4 repeaters operated in disaster area.

ORARI Jakarta is also arranging the delivery of logistical assistance to Lombok.

That is what we can report at this time. We will report back after news updates

73, Dani, YB2TJV"