If you plan to be on-the-air on HF, there are two frequencies that are being requested to keep clear except for operations related to the emergency in Haiti.
7.045 and 3.720 MHz (IARU Region 2 nets)
14.265, 7.265 and 3.977 MHz (SATERN nets)
14.300 MHz (Intercontinental Assistance and Traffic Net)
The International Radio Emergency Support Coalition (IRESC) is also active on EchoLink node 278173.
I haven't seen any HH callsigns (Haiti) on the DX cluster.
> Subject: ARLX002 IARU Region 2 Requests Frequencies Be Kept Clear After Massive Earthquake Strikes Haiti > Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 15:02:07 -0500 > To: [log in to unmask] > CC: > From: [log in to unmask] > > SB SPCL @ ARL $ARLX002 > ARLX002 IARU Region 2 Requests Frequencies Be Kept Clear After > Massive Earthquake Strikes Haiti > > ZCZC AX02 > QST de W1AW > Special Bulletin 2 ARLX002 > From ARRL Headquarters > Newington CT January 13, 2010 > To all radio amateurs > > SB SPCL ARL ARLX002 > ARLX002 IARU Region 2 Requests Frequencies Be Kept Clear After > Massive Earthquake Strikes Haiti > > On Tuesday, January 12 at 4:53 PM Haiti time (2153 UTC), a magnitude > 7.0 earthquake hit 10 miles (15 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince, > the island nation's capital. Communications in and out of Haiti have > been disrupted. No word has been received as of yet from any of > Haitian Amateur Radio operators. The ARRL encourages US amateurs to > be aware of the emergency operations on the following frequencies: > 7.045 and 3.720 MHz (IARU Region 2 nets), 14.265, 7.265 and 3.977 > MHz (SATERN nets), and 14.300 MHz (Intercontinental Assistance and > Traffic Net). The International Radio Emergency Support Coalition > (IRESC) is also active on EchoLink node 278173. > > IARU Region 2 Area C Emergency Coordinator, Arnie Coro, CO2KK, is > coordinating a multi-national response by hams. There are organized > nets on 7.045 and 3.720 MHz; amateurs are asked to monitor the > frequencies, but to also keep them clear of non-essential traffic. > Amateur Radio operators should also be aware that emergency traffic > pertaining to the Haitian earthquake is expected on the SATERN > frequencies of 14.265 MHz, 7.265 MHz and 3977 MHz, according to > SATERN's leader, Major Pat McPherson. The Salvation Army is > accepting health and welfare traffic requests on its Web site. > > "As late as 9:45 PM local time (0245 UTC), we have not been able to > contact any amateur or emergency services stations in Haiti," Coro > said in an e-mail. "Amateurs from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, > Puerto Rico and Venezuela are monitoring the 40 meter band > frequency. We are still keeping watch on 7.045 MHz, hoping that > someone in Haiti may have access to a transceiver and at least a car > battery to run it," but so far. no HH stations have checked in. > > Tuesday's quake was felt in the Dominican Republic, which shares the > island of Hispaniola with Haiti, and in Eastern Cuba, but no major > damage was reported in either place. > > The January 13 edition of The Daily DX reported that the Rev John > Henault, HH6JH, made contact late Wednesday morning with the > Intercontinental Assistance and Traffic Net (IATN) on 14.300 MHz; > this is the IARU Global Center of Activity frequency for emergency > communications. He said that he was safe, but had no power and no > phone service. He was operating on battery power and hoping to get a > generator running later in the day. The edition also noted that > Pierre Petry, HH2/HB9AMO -- who was in Cap Haitien (about 140 km > north of Port-au-Prince) is "okay"; Petry is in Haiti working for > the United Nations World Food Program. Later today, he will be > traveling to the capital. > > The UN's 9000 peacekeepers in Haiti -- many of whom are from Brazil > -- were distracted from aid efforts by their own tragedy: Many spent > the night hunting for survivors in the ruins of their headquarters. > "It would appear that everyone who was in the building, including my > friend Hedi Annabi, the United Nations' Secretary General's special > envoy, and everyone with him and around him, are dead," French > Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said Wednesday, speaking on French > radio. UN peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy would not confirm that > Annabi was dead, but said he was among more than 100 people missing > in the rubble of its headquarters. He said only about 10 people had > been pulled out, many of them badly injured. Fewer than five bodies > had been pulled from the rubble, he said. > > The United Nations said the capital's main airport was "fully > operational" and that relief flights would begin on Wednesday, > January 13. > > The situation in Haiti is still chaotic. More information will be > posted as soon as possible. Information is being validated and > shared between many amateur groups and news sources as it unfolds. > NNNN > /EX > >
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