EDIT: (All Japan announcements being moved into here, MM0FMF)
Japan Amateur Radio League is using 7030 kHz LSB for emergency communication. Net Control is JA7RL/7. Please keep 7030 kHz clear until further notice and relay this information far and wide.
Från Icom UK official fan page på Facebook:
"Following freq’s are assigned for emergency QSO. Please be clear. Thank you for your kind help! Ops JARL & volunteers - 3520 to 3530, 7025 to 7035, 14090 to 14110, 21190 to21200, 28190 to 28210, 50100, 51000, 14100, 14500, 43010…0, 433000 kHz. DXped Ops - Please kindly consider QSX freq & RTTY freq."
PSE relay this arround.
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From Icom UK official fan page on Facebook:
“Following freq’s are assigned for emergency QSO. Please be clear. Thank you for your kind help! Ops JARL & volunteers - 3520 to 3530, 7025 to 7035, 14090 to 14110, 21190 to21200, 28190 to 28210, 50100, 51000, 14100, 14500, 43010…0, 433000 kHz. DXped Ops - Please kindly consider QSX freq & RTTY freq.”
Rather than have many separate threads please place any Japan earthquake emergency frequency announcements in this one thread.
In reply to MM0FMF:
Widespread earthquake and tsunami damage
It has been 24 hours since the worst earthquake for 140 years hit off north-eastern Sendai registering 8.9 on the Richter scale and triggering a tsunami.
JARL Secretary Ken Yamamoto JA1CJP reports that the disaster appears to have resulted in more than 1,300 people killed or missing.
JARL Regional HQ station JA7RL is now involved in emergency communication to support rescue and disaster relief coordination.
Ken JA1CJP said they are using 7 MHz SSB, 144 MHz SSB/FM and 430 MHz SSB/FM.
The frequency 7043 controlled by JR3QHQ the Osaka branch manager of JARL.
He is gathering incident information on radio and forwarding this information on the internet.
The channel 7075 is operated by JL3YSP in Wakayama occasionally. While 7030 kHz is the JARL emergency communication frequency in their bandplan is in use by JA7RL (JARL regional HQ station).
Japan has 1.3 million hams and is not in need of emergency communication help externally, although this has been kindly offered.
Ken JA1CJP said basically the efforts being made are purely voluntary. No organised emergency communication has been arranged.
Television coverage includes the heartbreaking stories of the quake hitting and the tsunami that swept away coastal towns and felt throughout the Pacific.
Occurring late afternoon on Friday, disrupting plans for travel, it was the worst in Japan for 140 years.
Caught up in the drama was IARU Regional 3 Chairman Michael Owen VK3KI who had earlier attended an IARU conference. He?s safe and well, and hopeful of being on a flight home.
- Jim Linton, VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.