[Gcares] Fwd: [Ec-dec] Following Earthquake in Haiti, Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep Frequencies Clear
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Subject: [Ec-dec] Fwd: [R5AN] Following Earthquake in Haiti, Radio Amateurs
Asked to Keep Frequencies Clear
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*Date:* August 14, 2021 at 3:07:46 PM EDT
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*Subject:* *Following Earthquake in Haiti, Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep
*Following Earthquake in Haiti, Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep Frequencies
August 14, 2021 | ARRL
In a *statement*
received by ARRL on August 14, 2021, *Region 2* <https://www.iaru-r2.org/>
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* <https://earthquake.usgs.gov> (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.
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