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495Emergency Ham Frequency Declared

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  • Robert Crifasi
    Jan 11, 2009
      FYI...please be aware of this condition, from the ARRL Website:
       
      "Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica, Emergency Ham Frequency Declared (Jan 9, 2009) 
       
      ....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." 

       
      More information is here: http://www.arrl. org/?artid= 8695
       
      George Sabbi
      KC2GLG
      Section Emergency Coordinator
      ARRL Northern New Jersey Section