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  • 04/14/2009 | Italy Discontinues HF Earthquake Net

    On April 10, Italy's Dipartimento della Protezione Civile announced that as of April 11, they would be closing down all organized emergency communications support on HF frequencies that had been set up after the April 6 earthquake that struck the tow
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    04/10/2009 | Italian Hams Respond after Earthquake

    An earthquake that registered between 5.8 and 6.3 magnitude struck the town of L'Aquila -- the capital of Italy's Abruzzo region, about 65 miles northeast of Rome -- early on the morning of April 6. News reports say the quake has killed more than 250 peop
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  • 03/20/2009 | Global Simulated Emergency Test Scheduled for April

    IARU Region 1 has invited the HQ stations of IARU Member-Societies, as well as the EOCs of Emergency Communications Groups (ECGs), to participate in the 2009 Global Simulated Emergency Test (GlobalSET), on Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 1100-1500 UTC. The
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  • 01/12/2009 | Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica, Emergency Ham Frequency Declared

    On Thursday, January 8 at 1921 UTC, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the Central American country of Costa Rica. The earthquake, with an epicenter located about 22 miles northeast of San Jose, comes after a series of almost 60 seism
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