[CQ-Contest] Keep clear spots for emergency communications in Japan
Robert Chudek - K0RC
k0rc at citlink.net
Thu Mar 17 12:37:10 PDT 2011
I suggest everyone write those frequencies down on a card and keep it
near your radio. The last thing needed is interference when disaster
communications are being carried out.
On that note, one frequency caught my eye: 14100 kHz. There is an
established world-wide (automated) beacon system that operates on that
frequency. I am wonder "out loud" whether an alternate frequency in the
20m band should be selected?
73 de Bob - KØRC in MN
On 3/17/2011 9:27 AM, Jun Tanaka wrote:
> Dear contesters
> Sorry for band width.
> As you already know, unbelievable large earthquake has happened in
> north eastern Japan last week and millions of victims are still
> spending freezing sleepless nights in evacuations.
> To backup the broken communication networks, many volunteers of JARL
> are operating their stations for emergency communications, including
> HF bands.
> They are worrying about QRM during the contest this weekend which will
> block all of weak signals from victims.
> I kindly ask you all contesters and DXers to keep the frequencies used
> for the emergency communications clean for their unstable
> communications. Following is the list of frequencies used for the time
> 7030 7077 7087 7097
> Thanks for your understanding.
> For my friends and families in Japan.
> jun at vienna.at
> jh4rhf at arrl.net
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