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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX005 (2010)

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ARLX005 IARU Region 2 and Radio Club de Chile Request Amateurs to
Keep Emergency Frequencies Clear

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Special Bulletin 5  ARLX005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  March 1, 2010
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX005 IARU Region 2 and Radio Club de Chile Request Amateurs to
Keep Emergency Frequencies Clear

A massive 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit Chile at 0634 UTC on February
27, 2010, triggering a potential tsunami. IARU Region 2 and the Red
Chilena Nor Austral de Servicio (RECNA) have suggested Amateur Radio
operators monitor the following emergency communications frequencies
for traffic pertaining to the earthquake and tsunami: 3.738, 3.750,
7.050, 7.100, 14.200, 14.350, 21.200, 21.350, 28.300 and 28.500 MHz.

IARU Region 2 Area Emergency Coordinator Jorge Sierra, LU1AS,
reports that there is now traffic at frequencies of 40 meters from
people seeking information from people in Chile: "We would
appreciate if amateurs would leave free the frequencies used by
RECNA, as well as the usual IARU Region 2 frequencies on in 20, 40,
and 80 meters."

In addition to the above frequencies, you may also want to listen to
the worldwide emergency communication Center of Activity
frequencies: 14.300, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz. Other suggested
monitoring frequencies are 3.720, 7.045 and 7.060 MHz. Hawaiian
Amateur Radio operators on the lookout for a possible tsunami are
monitoring 7.088 and 3.888 MHz.
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