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

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

    In a statement <https://www.iaru-r2.org/iaru-r2-pendiente-a-sismo-ocurrido-hoy-en-haiti/> 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 Santamari'a Gonz`alez, 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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