IARU vädjar om hänsyn

En tropisk storm med vindhastigheter av orkanstyrka härjar i Centralamerika och IARU Region 2 kollegorna ber oss i Region 1 att visa hänsyn och inte störa nödtrafiken. Tack för tipset från vår nödsambandskoordinator Bernt SA6RTJ. Meddelandet från Greg Mossop, IARU, Region 2:

“Tropical Storm Earl is currently heading across Central America affecting the countries of Honduras, Guatemala, Belize and Mexico. IARU Region 2 has requested that attention is drawn to the following frequencies used by nets in North and Central America to track and deal with the consequences of these severe weather events. Radio Amateurs in Region 2 play their part in gathering and distributing information for the weather and emergency services as they do every year. Radio Amateurs in Region 1 are reminded it is possible to cause unintentional QRM to these nets so please listen carefully if operating near these frequencies which have alerted due to Tropical Storm Earl:

Mexico: 7.060 & 3.690 MHz, Guatemala: 7.075 MHz, Belize: 7.177MHz, USA Hurricane Watch Net: 14.325 MHz.

For the remainder of the Atlantic hurricane season, Radio Amateurs are reminded of the following frequencies which have been notified from previous seasons: Caribbean Emergency & Weather Nets: 7.162 & 3.815 MHz, Eastern Caribbean Narrow Band Emergency System Net: 7.036 MHz USB (Olivia & MT63), Caribbean Emergency: 14.185 MHz, Republica Dominicana: 7.065 & 3.780 MHz, Cuba: 7.045, 7.080, 7.110, and 3.740 MHz, Central America: 7.090 & 3.750 MHz, Nicaragua: 7.098 MHz, Panama: 7.085 MHz.

USA: Maritime Mobile Service Net: 14.300 MHz, Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN): 14.265 MHz. Other local emergency communications groups may also activate if a hurricane approaches their area and those frequencies would be announced at the time.”

I Sverige finns inga nödfrekvenser fastlagda av PTS. IARU rekommenderar men vi ser ju i meddelandet att när det gäller, så väljer varje land tydligen sin egen.

SM6ZEM Hans-Christian