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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX010 (2021)

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ARLX010 Following Earthquake in Haiti, Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep
Frequencies Clear

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Special Bulletin 10  ARLX010
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  August 17, 2021
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX010 Following Earthquake in Haiti, Radio Amateurs Asked to Keep
Frequencies Clear

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.

The frequencies are: 3750 kHz, 7150 kHz, and 14330 kHz.

The statement came from IARU-R2 Emergency Coordinator (EMCOR) Carlos
Alberto Santamar Gonzalez, 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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