China Emergency Frequencies – Please Help Keep QRM Free for Emcomm Use

Bernie W3UR asked that this be spread quickly. Our thoughts & prayers are with the Burma & China disaster victims.

73
Steve
K9ZW

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The following email was received from BD5RV/4, Michael, giving details of
the Amateur Radio activities in China hours after the earth quake hit.
73
Bernie, W3UR

Strong earthquake hits China, all ham radio operators stand by
PLEASE HELP TO SPREAD THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE

Strong earthquake hits China, all ham radio operators stand by

A Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Sichuan, China on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 06:28:04 UTC. Casualties and loss unknown up to now. According to Chinese Radio Sports Association, 14.270Mhz, 7.050 and 7.060 Mhz are preserved for amatuer radio emergency service in the rescue. Please spread this message as far as you can and keep the frequencies clean for emergency use. Thank you.

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Yesterday, 05:57 PM
BG8AAS from Chengdu, Sichuan reported that local UHF repeater survived
in the disaster. It keeps functioning from the 1st minute and more
than 200 local radio hams are now on that repeater. A group of hams
from Chengdu has headed for Wenchuan, the center of the quake, trying
to setup emergency communication services there.

BA8AB, also from Chengdu, Sichuan, is active on the 40m emergency
frequency. Up to now, no further information available from the center
zone of the quake. There are a few radio amatuers there, but all of
the communications have been cut out, including amatuer radio.
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Yesterday, 06:58 PM
Update

According to BG8AAS, local UHF repeater in Chengdu keeps busy running
after the quake. It helps to direct social vehicles to transport the
wounded from Dujiangyan, Beichuan, and other regions. Another UHF
repeater also starts its working in Mianyan, supported by generators.
However, they are going to face a shortage of gas.

Damage in Chengdu remains in the lowest level, but the situation is
very very bad in the counties around. A few towns are said to be
destroyed completely. More than 7000 died in the town of Beichuan.
Casualties in several other towns are still unknown and not counted in
the published numbers.

It is a long and sad day.
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Today, 08:31 AM
Your attention please! 14.270Mhz is now reserved for ARES in 5.12
earth quake in Sichuan, China. Please help to keep this frequency
clear.

A group of radio amateurs is now transmitting from Wenchuan, the
center of quake. Its signal is reported to be very weak. They tried to
keep communication with BY8AA in Chengdu, seeking for all resources
needed. During a contact finished a few minutes ago, they were asking
for raincoats, water, tents, and outdoor living facilities.

PLEASE HELP TO FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO ALL RELEVANT FORUMS, MAILING LISTS, AND NEWS RESOURCES. MEANWHILE, KEEP THE ABOVE FREQUENCY CLEAN FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION.


Michael Chen, BD5RV/4
Email:michael.bd5rv@gmail.com
MSN: bd5rv@jsdxc.org
Skype: michael-bd5rv

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