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    CQ Newsroom

    Amateurs Asked to Keep Emergency Frequencies Clear Following Haiti

    Posted: 14 Aug 2021 02:50 PM PDT http://cqnewsroom.blogspot.com/2021/08/amateurs-asked-to-keep-emergency.html

    The following is from the ARRL. We encourage you to keep these HF
    frequencies clear for emergency traffic:

    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 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.

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