Zemetrasenie v Čile


Správa od Grega z 27 Feb 2010 16:19:59

   An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale hit Chile at 0634UTC
today (27th February).

I am now receiving information that the local emergency communications
group "Red Chilena Nor Austral de Servicio (RECNA)" is active and some
emergency communications activities are taking place, mostly with
Argentina. Jorge Sierra, LU1AS who is the IARU-R2 Area Emergency
Co-Ordinator is asking that the following frequencies are kept clear;

7095, RECNA Control Station
Emergency Traffic has also been heard on 7050, 7060 and 7095 with
stations trying to contact Chile seeking information about people.

Chile is also known to use the following frequencies for emergency
3750, 3738, 7050, 7095, 14200, 14350, 21200, 21350, 28300, 28500kHz.

Since a Tsunami warning is in effect for some countries in the Pacific
it would also be useful to keep IARU Region 2 and Region 3 Centre of
Activity frequencies clear in case other countries become involved,
these are;

Region 2 3750, 3785, 7060, 7240, 7290, 14300, 18160, 21360
Region 3 3600, 7110, 14300, 18160, 21360

Japanese state broadcaster NHK is indicating that if a Tsunami was to
affect that country it would hit about 22 hours after the initial
earthquake. Australia has issues Tsunami warnings for parts of their
country. We should know soon if a wide area tsunami has been created, a
prediction of arrival times can be found at
Check the main site of http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/ for updates.

I will put the Chile information onto the IARU R1 website soon, I will
NOT be putting any specific information for the Tsunami on the website
until information is received from Islands in the Pacific to verify that
we have a wide area event. I will alert some groups in Region 2 though
who may be affected.

Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator


Správa od Grega z 28 Feb 2010 01:40:14

  the Tsunami warning is cancelled for most of the Pacific other than
Russia and Japan

Some areas experienced 2m waves, others 1m and most around 0.3m.

Australia warnings remain in effect for now but I expect that most will
be cancelled by morning. http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/

Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator


Správa od Grega z 28 Feb 2010 12:28:39

   the Tsunami warnings for the Pacific Ocean have been lifted. There
was a Tsunami with waves from 1-2m which crossed the Ocean to Japan.
Measured wave heights can be seen at

Information received from Jorge,LU1AS confirms the request to keep the
following frequencies clear in the area;

3738, 3750, 7050, 7060, 7095, 14200, 14300 and 14350kHz.

I hope to have more information later today.

Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator


Správa od Grega z 28 Feb 2010 12:49:24

   this storm continues to cross Europe and has caused loss of life in
Portugal, France and Spain. I believe from their website that
FNRASEC/ADRASEC in France may have been active for this storm, has
anyone else been active?

Some people do not believe that disasters happen in Europe, our website
has information and requests for frequency clearance for events like
Chile but we should also publicise when we are active in our own region.
 The activity does not need to be HF, I need evidence that we are using
our VHF/UHF bands as well to raise the profile of Emergency
Communications with those people who make the band plans...

Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator


Správa od Grega z 01 Mar 2010 23:03:19

  the following is a summary of the information received from Reinaldo
Leandro President of IARU Region 2 and Jorge Sierra, LU1AS who is the
Region 2 Area co-ordinator covering Chile.

Reinaldo talked by phone with Doctor Galdino Besomi CE3PG Radio Club de
Chile (RCCH) president.

After the earthquake struck, an Emergency Net was activated across the
whole country, first on VHF and then in HF. All the board of the Chile
National Society and local club members are actively working in close
coordination with civil and military authorities.

Three days after the earthquake the request for news about people in the
affected countryside areas is one the main activity occupying the radio

Jorge confirms that there are several frequencies in 40 meters receiving
traffic to try and locate people from stations in Chile and Argentina.

They most activity is on 7050, 7060, 7088, 7095 and others and stations
are monitoring these frequencies.

Almost all the traffic heard is related to locating people, but it is
not easy to find them because the situation in the small towns near
Santiago is very difficult, they don`t have electricity, telephone lines
or cell phones; emergency communications stations are running on batteries.

As you may have seen on news broadcasts, the airport at Santiago is
again operative but with some restrictions. The government asked other
countries in the region not to send help until they could review the
situation and ask for their exact needs.

I will be putting a shorter version of this onto the IARU-R1 website to
reinforce the request for 40m frequencies to be kept clear along with
the CoA frequencies in the area. It is already obvious that some amateur
radio news services are picking up old information so it is important to
keep updating websites often to stop rumours.

Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator


Správa od Grega z 06 Mar 2010 12:01:11

The following information has been relayed from Dr. Galdino Besomi,
CE3PG, President of the Radio Club de Chile (RCCH) by Jorge Sierra,
LU1AS, Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator of Area G in IARU Region 2.
The situation in Chile is very complex due to continuing aftershocks in
the area.
RECNA and RCCH networks are working in coordination with the Army of
Chile handling information about locating missing persons, condition of
roads and support for the emergency administration.

The frequencies that must be kept clear are:

40 meters: 7050, 7095
80 meters: 3738
20 meters: 14200

Other frequencies could be in use, especially in 40 meters. Before using
any frequency it`s very important to make sure it`s free…

This information has just been submitted to the IARU-R1 website and will
appear soon.

Greg, G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator