Following Earthquake in Haiti, Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep Frequencies Clear

Following Earthquake in Haiti, Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep Frequencies
Clear
August 14, 2021 | ARRL

In a statement received by ARRL on August 14, 2021, Region 2 of the
International Amateur Radio Union (IARU-R2) has requested that radio
amateurs in the Americas keep the following frequencies clear to support
emergency communications in Haiti following an earthquake this morning:
3750 kHz, 7150 kHz and 14330 kHz. The statement came from IARU-R2
Emergency Coordinator (EMCOR) Carlos Alberto Santamaría González,
CO2JC.

According to preliminary information from the United States Geological
Survey (USGS), a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on August 14,
2021 at 1229 UTC, about 12 kilometers northeast of Saint-Louis-du-Sud
and 33 kilometers to the east-northeast of Les Cayes, Haiti; 18.352
degrees north and 73.4801 degrees west at a depth of 10 km.

Mr. Jean-Robert Gaillard, HH2JR, President of the Radio Club of Haiti,
reported significant structural damage.

International news reports fear high casualties.


ARRL Northwestern Division
Director: Michael T Ritz, W7VO
w7vo@arrl.org

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