Emergency Communications

Haiti Earthquake - Update No 2.

Some status reports are now coming from Haiti but at the moment , no data regarding survivors or any other 'Health and Welfare' traffic is currently being passed. Anyone trying to trace family or friends in Haiti should register their details with the International Federation of the Red Cross at;


The ICRC are co-operating with the Haitian Red Cross Society and other Red Cross/ Red Crescent societies around the world to accelerate the process of restoring contact between separated family members. Further amateur radio support is on its way to the island, Victor Baez, HI8VB, Secretary of the Radio Club Dominicano (RCD) reports that the RCD with UDRA, Unión Dominicana de Radio Aficionados, are preparing to go to Port au Prince early morning of Friday January 15 to install an emergency radio Communications stastion, HI8RCD/HH, and a mobile station. Victor has a blog which hopefully he will update with more news from Haiti: www.hi8vb.tk

Haiti Earthquake - Update No 1.

Radio communications has now been established with HH6JH in Haiti, frequencies in use for this disaster are now: 14.300MHz, 14.265MHz, 7.045MHz , 7.265MHz, and 3.977MHz. The International Radio Emergency Support Coalition (IRESC) is also active on EchoLink node 278173 Information from www.arrl.org and CQ/WorldRadio Online Newsroom

Haiti Earthquake - Please keep frequencies clear

Radio amateurs are requested to keep 7.045MHz and 3.720MHz clear for any emergency traffic resulting from the Earthquake which struck Haiti on 12th January 2010 in case any Haitian hams manage to get on the air, and in case of other related events in surrounding areas, including aftershocks.

Arnie Coro, CO2KK, IARU-R2 Area C Emergency Coordinator calls reported at 0245 UTC that they haven't been able to communicate with any radio amateur in Haiti but if there is presence from amateurs from other countries in the area that also felt the tremor. We ask for your support to keep this frequencies clear.  

Global Simulated Emergency Test (GlobalSET) - 14 Nov 2009

More than 200 stations representing IARU member societies and Emergency Communications Groups in 45 countries around the world are set to take part in the latest Global Simulated Emergency Test. They will take to the air on Saturday 14 November 1800-2200 UTC on or near the emergency centre of activity frequencies on the 80, 40, 20, 17 and 15 metre bands.

Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) Conference 2010

This is the first announcement of the Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference (GAREC) which will return to IARU Region 2 and be held on CURAÇAO, Netherlands Antilles on October 11-12 2010. The Theme of the Conference will be: "Learning through practicing" and the event is being organized in cooperation with DARES and VERONA.

More details will be announced as they become available on the GAREC web site where you will also find the presentations, statements and pictures from the previous events.