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Carribean and Mexico Disasters – Update 2

Hurricane Maria continues to move through the Caribbean with Puerto Rico the latest to be affected, losing power and many cellular phone stations. The SATERN net is operating on 14.265MHz with bilingual (Spanish/English) operators looking for any messages out of Puerto Rico. It has been reported from the Dominican Republic that some Puerto Rico stations are operating on 7.085 and 7.095 MHz and they are communicating with those stations.

In Mexico the earthquake response continues and the 7.095 MHz frequency is also in local use there as rescuers move into the affected areas. Co-Operation is starting between networks in the area and between all countries in the Caribbean area and their assistance is appreciated.

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Carribean and Mexico Disasters Update

Two updates have been received about the use of Amateur radio in response to Hurricane Maria and the Earthquake which hit Mexico.

XE2O of FMRE in Mexico reports that they are maintaining an Emergency Network on 7060 kHz with the support of many Mexican radio amateurs. They have also deployed two mobile emergency communication units. One of them to the south of Mexico City and the other goes to the communities near the city where communication problems have been reported.

They have permanent contact on HF between the Command and Control centre in Mexico co-ordinatiing the emergency response and the Emergency Network of the FMRE.

9Y4J reports that Health and welfare traffic in and out of Dominica continues to be passed via amateur radio, on frequencies 7188 kHz, and 3815 kHz.

 

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Carribean nets activate for Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria is moving through areas still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Irma just weeks ago and has been reassessed as a dangerous Category 4 hurricane.

Amateur Radio groups are preparing for this next storm and the Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net (CEWN), was activated this morning 18th/September 2017 at 1030 UTC on the frequency 3815 kHz, and will subsequently qsy to 7188 kHz at 1100 UTC.

Coverage continues on the frequency 7188 kHz until 1030 UTC when it again will qsy to 3815 kHz .

The frequency will change between the two as propagation dictates.

It is intended to maintain 24 hour coverage during the passage of the system, and immediately after, in case there is the need to pass health and welfare traffic.

This follows earlier notices from the Puerto Rican and the Dominican Republic who advised they would be using the following frequencies;

Puerto Rico – 7.188 MHz and 7.192 MHz.

Dominican Republic 7,065 LSB but depending on propagation may also use 3.780 MHz

 

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Emergency Net for Earthquake in Central Mexico

Following the magnitude 7.1 earthquake on Tuesday the IARU member society, Federacion Mexicana de Radio Experimentadores or FMRE, had its National Emergency Net activated.

This is on 7.060 MHz, 3.690 MHz and 14.120 MHz as well as IRLP reflector 9200, channel 08. The epicenter in the central Mexico state of Puebla at 1814 UTC on Tuesday was southeast of Mexico City, which felt it.

Early reports had more than 120 people killed as the ‘quake toppled buildings and rescuers are searched the rubble for survivors.

FMRE President Al Tomez XE2O reports the National Emergency Net has been handling traffic to make up for the loss of some mobile phone networks.

He noted that the latest earthquake was on the anniversary of the 1985 magnitude 8.0 earthquake that struck the Mexico City, killing some 9,500 people.

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IARU Administrative Council Considers New Radio Spectrum Pollution Threat

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) believes high-power wireless power transfer (WPT) for electric vehicles has significant potential for interference with radio communication. That assessment came as the AC met on September 15 and 16 in Landshut, Germany, immediately prior to the IARU Region 1 Conference, to review its priorities and positions with r…

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Future of amateur radio video released

A video created by the RSGB was used by Don Beattie, President of IARU Region 1, at the IARU conference in Landshut to spark discussion about the future of amateur radio. Five young radio amateurs from different countries (filmed at YOTA 2017) explain what they think the future of amateur radio should look like. They […] Original Article

IARU Region 1 Conference opens

The 24th triennial Conference of IARU Region 1 opened Sunday 17th September 2017 in Landshut, Germany.

Speakers at the opening ceremony included Robert Mader, representing the city of Landshut, Tim Ellam, President of IARU, Thomas Weilacher, Chairman of CEPT WGFM and Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director of the ITU Radicommunication Bureau. The opening ceremony was chaired by the President of IARU Region 1, Don Beattie, G3BJ.

The rest of the day was devoted to working groups concerned with a number of areas of amateur radio. The main work of the Conference starts Monday with the main committees meeting to consider the

143 papers that have been submitted to the Conference, mainly by Member Societies of IARU.

The Conference continues until Thursday evening, 21 September and a full report will be available shortly afterwards.

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The future of the Amateur Radio service

During the IARU Region 1 General Conference in Landshut Germany that started this morning, the future of Amateur Radio will be discussed. There are alarming signs that interest in Amateur Radio from the younger generation is dwindling and a decline in worldwide membership could threaten its existence in time

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IARU Region 1 Conference begins

Sunday, 17 September 2017 sees the start of the IARU Region 1 Conference. Delegates will consider around 140 papers covering many aspects of the future of amateur radio. Among the latest inputs are RSGB papers on noise floor measurements and YOTA 2017. Watch out for media updates during the week.

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IARU Presents the Amateur Radio Service position on key WRC items to CEPT

At the meeting of Project Team D of the CEPT World Radio Conference Preparatory Group, held in Vilnius, Lithuania week beginning September 11th, IARU presented further positions on two core WRC Agenda items, mainly the globally coordinated amateur allocation at 50 -54 MHz and the potential impact of spurious emissions from proposed high power wireless transfer systems for electric vehicles on the reception of both amateur and broadcast signals. Read more

For the full article, http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/174-news/latest-news/1714-iaru-presents-the-amateur-radio-service-position-on-key-wrc-items-to-cept

 

Not All “Intruders” on Ham Bands are Illegal — But a Lot of Them Are

The monthly newsletter of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Monitoring Service (IARUMS) typically makes for some interesting reading. While the reports that come from more than two dozen contributors in Europe and Africa can be a bit visually dense, the content conveys the impression that that there are myriad intruders on the Amateur Radio bands. However, not all of them are illeg…

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