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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX001 (2009)

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ARLX001 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica, Emergency Ham Frequency 
Declared

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Special Bulletin 1  ARLX001
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 9, 2009
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX001 Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica, Emergency Ham Frequency 
Declared

On Thursday, January 8 at 1921z, 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 seismic events that
have rocked the country since early this week.

The Radio Club de Costa Rica (RCCR) -- that country's IARU
Member-Society -- is monitoring local repeaters and 7090 kHz. IARU
Region 2 Emergency Communications Coordinator Cesar Pio Santos,
HR2P, requests that 7090 kHz be kept clear of non-essential traffic
due to possible emergency communications dealing with the
earthquake. The ARRL encourages all amateurs to be aware of the
emergency operations on this frequency.  US amateurs should avoid
interfering with Spanish language SSB while using digital modes.
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