[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
> being.
> 3525
> 7030 7077 7087 7097
> 14100
> 21200
> 28200
> Thanks for your understanding.
> For my friends and families in Japan.
> 73
> Jun
> jun at vienna.at
> jh4rhf at arrl.net
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