Big Island ARRL News, 24 November 2016, 16:30 hrs, UTC, Post #52.
A late season Tropical Storm is threatening Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Government officials in both Central American nations have issued emergency declarations and have asked Amateur Radio operators to respond to anticipated communications problems.
Greg Mossop (G0DUB) and Cesar Pio Santos (HR2P) have the latest update from IARU Region 1:
Accessed on 24 November 2016, 16:30 hrs, UTC.
“The storm is threatening Nicaragua and Costa Rica through the remainder of this week. The Nicaraguan Government has raised the alert level for parts of the country to prepare for the storm and the Radio Experimenters Club of Nicaragua (CREN) is also activating their National Emergency Network on the following frequencies;
7098 Main Frequency
7105 Alternate Frequency
3798 Primary Frequency
3805 Alternate Frequency
The Radio Club of Costa Rica is also activating their Network on 7080kHz as an emergency frequency starting at 0000 UT November 23.”
IARU Region 1 officials are asking radio amateurs to keep these frequencies clear so that hams can pass emergency traffic.
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