Bob, is this the info about what the group was doing for Haiti?
Chris Snyder, NG3F
National Registry of Certified EmComm Volunteers
PH: 570-504-8738 Toll Free: 866-446-7969
On Sat, Jan 16, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Bob <CrifasiRF@...>
We are making tremendous progress thanks to the concern and cooperation
and those on this list. Bob (KC2RFC) and George (KC2GLG), thanks to your
efforts, close to a dozen more operators have contacted us about
volunteering. Manpower is NOT going to be one of our problems!
Thanks to Peter (WW2I),who sacrificed time with his family to spend a few
hours after work setting up an antenna and being sure that the HF station
was operating properly. Since there are some issues, he and Matt (KC2SEK),
will be working tomorrow to put up additional antennas and to do whatever
else is necessary to ensure that we have a good and reliable station.
Please continue monitoring the IRESC net on EchoLink node 278173, or on
one of the IRESC "Listen-Only" nodes. Also, for those in Northern New
Jersey, you can monitor or participate in the IRESC net through the Cirri
Memorial Repeater, KC2JES, 441.250 MHz, + offset, PL 127.3. There is also
an informal net and periodic simulcasting of the IRESC and SATERN nets on
CQ100 at 14.265.
We will begin putting a schedule together as soon as there are more
amateur stations operating in Haiti. For now, we are doing the necessary
technical and community work to make this an effective operation.
Currently, there are few operators and they are on the air only
sporadically. But there is hope!! See the exceprt from Frank's e-mail
Please keep in touch throughout the weekend. You guys are the vital link
to making this work. The combined resources and efforts of Paul (N9RSQ),
Frank (KB2OOJ), Peter (WW2I) and the rest of this group, has led to
reliable information being shared and networks being set up to ensure that
we are all well informed and that we have a well manned and properly
operating station when needed. The importance of this teamwork cannot be
Frank (KB2OOJ), has a repeater in Elizabeth, NJ, that is almost always
connected to repeaters in Puerto Rico, as well as some other locations.
These Puerto Rico repeaters can be a vital link to us here in Northern New
Jersey with the people of Haiti. Frank sent an e-mail that contains some
other useful information. You may want to make note of some of this
information. It is posted below:
Hello Leon, i just spoke with Eladio (HI3AW) on the Echolink Network who
informed me that hopefully tomorrow morning a group of Dominican HAMs are
going to fire up a repeater in "Lomas Las Petacas" (apprx 6,990 feet) in
south-west of the Dominican Republic on frequency 146.970MHz (-) PL 100.0.
Eladio informed me that HAMs in Port of Prince should be able to hit this
repeater with walkie-talkies with just 4-5 watts. Lets hope that they can
be able to get this repeater going tomorrow. I bet you that if they are
able to get this repeater going, then you will see a dozen or more of
Amateur Radio Operators from the Dominican Republic on Echolink over the
weekend. Unfortunately, up until now we've only seen a handful connected
on Echolink at any single time. Lets hope this changes because they are
indeed in the best possible location to be able to provide us with one of
the best gateways of communications to Haiti.
Also, I heard Franco (YV5NSF) tell Eladio that there will be three
Venezuelan rescue groups which many of them are also HAMs who will be
arriving at Haiti this weekend and that they also expressed the need to
operate any Amateur Repeater in the Dominican Republic which can provide
them with coverage around the Port of Price immediate area. Eladio
confirmed that this repeater which they will be attempting to fire up
tomorrow should be able to provide service to that area.
Last, this is the link o fthe most common stations that conenct with me
from Puerto Rico and also from the imemdiate areas aroudn here. Hope this
information can help out.
KB2OOJ-R, 442.850 Eliz NJ New Jersey (CONFERENCE)
KB2WSJ-L, 144.970 BETHLEHEM, PA
KB3TQU-L ELIXANDER (N2ADF) IN CATASAUQUA, PA -144.965 - PL 88.
WP4MMR-L MISAEL IN ISABELA ,P.R. - 146.550 t 100 SIMPLEX
WP3MH-L MILTON IN SABANA GRANDE P.R. - 146.540 (NO PL)
KH2RU-L JIMMY IN RIO GRANDE P.R. - 147.570 simplex 88.5
KP4MCR-R 147.190 / 447.625 VHF / UHF HUMACAO P R.
KP4LRC-L Cuqui 440.175, SAN SEBASTIAN P.R.
KP4KJI-R 448.200 Ramon, SAN SEBASTIAN, P.R.
WP3ZQ -R 448.075 & 145270 TOA BAJA P.R.
WP3TM -R 447.270 TOA BAJA, P.R. - WP3TM -R 447.270
WP4MG-L 145-600s. (24/7), HATO REY, P.R.
KA3PNP-L - JAIME IN FAJARDO, PR FREQ. 145.650 simplex 127.3
N3TX-L JOSE IN PHILADELPHIA. PA -146.475 SIMPLEX PL 110.9
N3TX-R JOSE IN PHILADELPHIA. PA - 445.975 SIMPLEX JOSEITO
WP3HO-L FERMIN, FREQ. 146.490 / PL 97.4 CORDILLERA /PONCE/JUANA DIAZ
WP4OBT-L JAMES IN SALINA PR, FREQ. 146.400 PL 88.5
LEON GRAUER - N0TAZ
PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
NEWARK AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY
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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07102
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