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Please Keep 7.065 MHz Open for Tropical Storm Karl Communications

09/18/2010

At 7:00 PM (CDT) on Friday, September 17, the center of Tropical Storm Karl is moving toward the interior of Central Mexico, currently heading in a west-northwest direction at 9 MPH. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center are predicting that the storm with move further inland over South Central Mexico on Friday night and Saturday.

Satellite images and surface observations from Mexico indicate that Karl is weakening rapidly over the high terrain. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 MPH; these winds are confined to a very small area near the center. Karl is expected to weaken to a tropical depression later Friday night or Saturday and dissipate over the mountains of Mexico on Sunday.

It is asked that amateurs keep 7.065 MHz clear for the Mexican Emergency Net operations. Emergency communications officials will be monitoring 7.065 and other alternative frequencies designated by the FMRE so as to provide relays when 40 meters closes down for short distance communications.

 



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